Definition of wag-'n-bietjie in English:

wag-'n-bietjie

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Pronunciation: /ˈvaxəˌbɪki
 
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noun

South African
  • Any of a number of shrubs bearing strong curved thorns, in particular:
    • a plant related to asparagus (genus Asparagus, family Liliaceae, in particular A. capensis).a wait-a-bit.
    More example sentences
    • Ziziphus mucronata, or as it is more frequently known, the wag-'n-bietjie tree represents life as we know it.

Origin

late 18th century: from Afrikaans, literally 'wait a bit'.

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