Definition of wait-a-bit 

: any of several plants bearing thorns or stiff hooked appendages that catch and tear the clothing: such as

a : new zealand bramble

b : greenbrier

c : any of various hawthorns

d southern Africa : any of various acacias and mimosas

e : grapple plant

f : prickly ash

g West Indies : cockspur sense 2b

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translation of Afrikaans wacht-en-bitje

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a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

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