catclaw acacia

noun

Definition of catclaw acacia

: a large shrub or small tree (Acacia greggii) native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico that has sharp, hooked thorns, grayish-green leaves, and yellow flowers

called also devil’s-claw, paradise flower, ram’s horn

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“Catclaw acacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catclaw%20acacia. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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