cat's-claw

noun
variants: or catclaw

Definition of cat's-claw

plural cat's-claws or catclaws
1 a : a climbing shrub (Doxantha unguis-cati) with hooked tendrils
b : an erect shrub (Pithecolobium unguis-cati) with curved pointed pods and black shining seeds
2 : any of several prickly shrubs (as Acacia greggii or Mimosa biuncifera)

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