puncture vine


: an Old World annual prostrate herb (Tribulus terrestris) of the caltrop family that has hard spiny pods and is a troublesome weed especially in the western U.S.

called also caltrop

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puncture vine was in 1911

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“Puncture vine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puncture%20vine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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