uña de gato

noun uña de ga·to \ˈüyədāˈgä(ˌ)tō\

Definition of uña de gato

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of uña de gato

American Spanish, literally, cat's claw

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