cat·​claw | \ ˈkat-ˌklȯ How to pronounce catclaw (audio) \

Definition of catclaw

: a yellow-flowered spiny acacia (Acacia greggi) of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico

Examples of catclaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rocky but usually dry crossings are fringed with scrappy stands of scrub oak, willows and catclaw. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "A short distance off the highway, this Prescott-area hike feels remote. Here's how to do it," 12 Mar. 2020 That especially applies to the vegetation as anyone who has tangled with catclaw, backed into a tasajillo or hopped on one leg when a mesquite thorn poked all the way through a boot sole and punctured a foot will attest. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Rattlers and ticks part of spring turkey hunting," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of catclaw

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Catclaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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