grapple plant


noun

a procumbent, thorny plant, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa.

Nearby words

  1. grappa,
  2. grappelli,
  3. grappier cement,
  4. grapple,
  5. grapple ground,
  6. grapple shot,
  7. grappler,
  8. grappling,
  9. grappling iron,
  10. graptolite

Origin of grapple plant

First recorded in 1815–25

Also called wait-a-bit.

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British Dictionary definitions for grapple plant

grapple plant

noun

a herbaceous plant, Harpagophytum procumbens, of southern Africa, whose fruits are covered with large woody barbed hooks: family PedaliaceaeAlso called: wait-a-bit
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