cat's-claw

noun
variants: or catclaw \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ How to pronounce cat's-claw (audio) \
plural cat's-claws or catclaws

Definition of cat's-claw

1a : 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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“Cat's-claw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s-claw. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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