One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of shrubs bearing strong curved thorns.
a plant related to asparagus (genus Asparagus, family Liliaceae, in particular A. capensis).
- ‘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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