puncture vine

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of puncture vine

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Puncture vine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puncture%20vine. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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