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Related to puncture vine: Tribulus terrestris
Any of various cosmopolitan herbaceous plants of the genus Tribulus, especially T. terrestris, which has opposite, compound leaves and spiny fruit, and is used as a dietary supplement primarily for its perceived ability to enhance sexual desire and muscle mass. Also called tribulus.
[From the fact that the fruit can puncture tires.]
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(Plants) a tropical or subtropical prostrate vine, Tribulus terrestris, with yellow flowers and a hard, spiny fruit which breaks into five sections at maturity
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