cat's claw

cat's-claw

[kats-klaw]
noun
a spiny shrub or small tree, Pithecellobium unguis-cati, of Central America, having greenish-yellow flowers and reddish, spirally twisted pods.
Also, catclaw.
Also called blackbead.


Origin:
1750–60

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cat's-claw

noun
erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida 
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