plural -s
: any of several tropical American thorny shrubs or trees: such as
Puerto Rico : a shrubby vine (Drepanocarpus lunatus) of the family Leguminosae with hooked prickles and showy purple flowers

Word History


American Spanish escambrón, from obsolete Spanish, hawthorn, buckthorn, perhaps modification of Latin crabron-, crabro hornet

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“Escambron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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