Definition of Cat's-claw
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Genus Pithecellobium, Genus Pithecolobium, Pithecellobium, Pithecolobium
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cat's-claw
Literary usage of Cat's-claw
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Colonial Children by Albert Bushnell Hart, Blanche Evans Hazard (1902)
"They are shut up like a cat,s claw till when he goes to bite. Sometimes the mowers happen to stumble over them and receive no hurt; but they always give the ..."