- a procumbent, thorny plant, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa.
Origin of grapple plant
First recorded in 1815–25
Also called wait-a-bit.
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- a herbaceous plant, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa, whose fruits are covered with large woody barbed hooks: family PedaliaceaeAlso called: wait-a-bit