biddy-biddy

biddy-biddy

(ˈbɪdɪˌbɪdɪ) or

biddi-biddi

n, pl -biddies
1. (Plants) a low-growing rosaceous plant, Acaena viridior of New Zealand, having prickly burs
2. (Plants) the burs of this plant
Often shortened to: biddy-bid (NZ) or bidgee-widgee (Austral.)
[from Māori piri piri]
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With no way to get home, Brennan decides to preserve the reputation of humanity and build himself an empire - becoming a sort of Buck Rogers-style character (without that silly biddy-biddy robot).