escambron

noun
es·cam·bron | \¦eˌskäm¦brȯn\
plural -s

Definition of escambron 

: any of several tropical American thorny shrubs or trees: such as

a : cockspur sense 2b

b Puerto Rico : a shrubby vine (Drepanocarpus lunatus) of the family Leguminosae with hooked prickles and showy purple flowers

c : cat's-claw

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History and Etymology for escambron

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

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