devil's claw

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devil's claw

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Noun1.devil's claw - annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Proboscidea, Proboscidea - in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants
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Quickly we plotted a course, and, as best we could, we crawled and dodged those sneaky prickly pears and devil's claws until we reached our marker, an overgrown yucca plant.
The ranch we would hunt lay somewhere between Sheffield, Texas, and the Mexican border, 60 miles away The landscape was filled with cedar, devil's claw, prickly pear, and strange plants--the locals called these "stickers"--that would jump out and hurt you when you weren't looking.