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devil's claw

noun

Definition of devil's claw

  1. :  any of several herbs (genus Proboscidea syn. Martynia of the family Martyniaceae) of the southwestern United States and Mexico that have edible pods yielding a black sewing material used in basket making



Illustration of devil's claw

Circa 1900

First Known Use of devil's claw

circa 1900


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