American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several plants having sharp, often hooked thorns. Also called wait-a-minute.
- n. any of several small bushes with sharp hooked thorns.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The greenbrier.
- n. Any of various species of hawthorn.
- n. In South Africa, one of numerous acacias and mimosas.
- n. The grapple plant.
- n. The prickly ash.
- Translation of Afrikaans wag-'n-bietjie. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I did neither; I enjoy a good performance as well as the next licentious rascal, and never mind playing wait-a-bit with a coquette who knows her business.”
“We were an odd pair of scallywags to look at, but as South African as a wait-a-bit bush.”
“A jungle of mimosa, ebony, and “wait-a-bit” thorn lies between the Chicova flats and the cultivated plain, on which stand the villages of the chief, Chitora.”
“The country beyond consisted of large patches of trap-covered tufa, having little soil or vegetation except tufts of grass and wait-a-bit thorns, in the midst of extensive sandy, grass-covered plains.”
“There the vegetation consists of fine grass growing in tufts among low bushes of the “wait-a-bit” thorn”
“The adjacent country is all covered with low, thorny scrub, with grass, and here and there clumps of the “wait-a-bit thorn”, or”
“The horse, on feeling the lion on him, sprang away, and the rider, caught by a wait-a-bit thorn, was brought to the ground and rendered insensible.”
“I took a pair of EFT cards out of my baldric and programmed them with the agreed amounts, flapped a wait-a-bit paw at the two Y'tata, and addressed the man at the table.”
“A. mellifera subsp. detinens derived its common name (wait-a-bit tree) from the pairs of small hooks on the branches.”
“He must have been riding fast, and inadvertently struck against some "wait-a-bit," which rebounded like a bit of twisted elastic, and caught him in such a grip that he was powerless to free himself.”
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