wait-a-bit

noun

: any of several plants bearing thorns or stiff hooked appendages that catch and tear the clothing: such as
a
: new zealand bramble
c
: any of various hawthorns
d
southern Africa : any of various acacias and mimosas
g
West Indies : cockspur sense 2b

Word History

Etymology

translation of Afrikaans wacht-en-bitje

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“Wait-a-bit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait-a-bit. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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