Definition of wait-a-bit in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪtəbɪt
(also wait-a-bit thorn)


chiefly South African
  • An African bush with hooked thorns that catch the clothing, in particular an acacia.
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    • About the third day he began to suffer from chill and fever, and the wait-a-bit thorns and prickly-pear scrub began to dance before his eyes.
    • The steeply rising, boulder-strewn slope is covered with different species of trees than those you have been seeing, and in March the white flowers of the wait-a-bit thorn decorate the slopes.
    • Giraffes are also missing from the crater as they favour the umbrella acacia and wait-a-bit thorn trees found higher up.


translating Afrikaans wag-'n-bietjie.

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