cat's-claw


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Noun1.cat's-claw - erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida
genus Pithecellobium, genus Pithecolobium, Pithecellobium, Pithecolobium - thorny shrubs and trees of tropical and subtropical America and Asia
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It shouldn't be the death penalty," he said as we followed the trail of a group of migrants through a jumble of lava-hot volcanic rock, mesquite, greasewood and cat's-claw brush in triple-digit heat.