Definition of wag-'n-bietjie in English:

wag-'n-bietjie

noun

South African
  • Any of a number of shrubs bearing strong curved thorns.

    a wait-a-bit.

    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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

wag-'n-bietjie

/ˈvaxəˌbɪki/