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wag-'n-bietjie Line breaks: wag-'n-bietjie
Pronunciation: /ˈvaxəˌbɪki/

Definition of wag-'n-bietjie in English:


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.
Example sentences
  • Ziziphus mucronata, or as it is more frequently known, the wag-'n-bietjie tree represents life as we know it.


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

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