uña de gato

uña de ga·​to | \ˈüyədāˈgä(ˌ)tō\

Definition of uña de gato 

: any of various shrubs or trees of the southwestern U.S. and Spanish America having sharp recurved prickles or thorns especially : cat's-claw

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American Spanish, literally, cat's claw

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