escambron

noun es·cam·bron \¦eˌskäm¦brȯn\

Definition of escambron

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several tropical American thorny shrubs or trees: such as a :  cockspur 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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Origin and Etymology of escambron

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


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