Wait-a-bit
Wait-a-bit Wait"-a-bit`, n. Any of several plants bearing thorns or stiff hooked appendages, which catch and tear the clothing, as: (a) The greenbrier. (b) Any of various species of hawthorn. (c) In South Africa, one of numerous acacias and mimosas. (d) The grapple plant. (e) The prickly ash. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wait-a-bit — [wāt′ə bit΄] n. [transl. of Afrik wacht en beetje: so named for their clinging thorns] any of a number of plants having sharp or hooked thorns …   English World dictionary

  • wait-a-bit — /ˈweɪt ə bɪt/ (say wayt uh bit) noun 1. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, as a procumbent herb, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa. 2. → wait a while. {translation of Afrikaans wacht een beetje, from the thorns …   Australian English dictionary

  • wait a bit — hold on, wait just a moment, wait a short time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wait-a-bit — /wayt euh bit /, n. any of various plants bearing thorns or prickly appendages, as the grapple plant or the greenbrier. [1775 85; trans. of Afrik wag n bietjie < D wacht een beetje] * * * …   Universalium

  • wait-a-bit — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of Afrikaans wacht en bitje : any of several plants bearing thorns or stiff hooked appendages that catch and tear the clothing: as a. : new zealand bramble b. : greenbrier c …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait-a-bit — noun any of several small bushes with sharp hooked thorns …   Wiktionary

  • wait-a-bit — noun chiefly S. African an acacia or other bush with hooked thorns that catch the clothing …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wait-a-while — n. (a) One of the Australian wattle trees ({Acacia colletioides}), so called from the impenetrability of the thicket which it makes. (b) same as {Wait a bit}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wait-a-while — waitˈ a while noun 1. A wait a bit 2. An Australian wattle growing in dense thickets • • • Main Entry: ↑wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait-a-minute — (wātʹə mĭn ĭt) n. See wait a bit. * * * …   Universalium

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