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catclaw

[kat-klaw] /ˈkætˌklɔ/
noun
1.
a prickly plant, Schrankia nutallii, of the legume family, native to the midwestern U.S. having pinnate leaves and tiny pink flowers forming a spherical cluster.
Origin of catclaw
cat1 + claw

cat's-claw

[kats-klaw] /ˈkætsˌklɔ/
noun
1.
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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