Definition of moederkappie in English:

moederkappie

(also moederkapje, moederkappitje)

noun

South African
  • Any of several South African orchids with bonnet-shaped flowers, especially Pterygodium catholicum, Disperis capensis, and Bonatea speciosa.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Afrikaans moederkappie (earlier South African Dutch moederkapje), lit. ‘mother-bonnet’ from Dutch moeder + kapje little hat (from kap + -je, diminutive suffix), with reference to the shape of the flower.

Pronunciation

moederkappie

/ˈmʊdəkapi/