aandblom (plural aandblomme)
- (South Africa) Any of several, typically evening blooming, flowers related to the Iris, in particular of the genus Hesperantha. [First attested in the late 18th century.]
- 2004, Peter Joyce, Flower Watching in the Cape: Scenic Routes Throughout the Year:
- This 22-ha area protects a fragment of granitic soil that nurtures a host of species, most striking of which are bulb-like plants such as the multi-hued babianas and lachenalias; white, read and pink sundews (carnivorous plants that meet their mineral needs by feeding on insects); the 'evening flowers', or aandblomme, whose heady scent fills the air at dusk, and the lovely chincherinchees, creamy blooms that grow profusely in the area.
- Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , →ISBN), page 1