Definition of Catclaw

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.




Definition of Catclaw

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catclaw

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catchpoll
catchpolls
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catchup
catchups
catchwater
catchwaters
catchweed
catchweeds
catchweight
catchword
catchwords
catchwork
catchy
catclaw (current term)
catclaws
catdom
cate
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catecheses
catechesis
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catechetical
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catechetics
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catechine

Literary usage of Catclaw

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"... resemble New York and Ohio in honey-plants, except that thistles are important. In Mexico, on the border at least, in the semi-arid parts, catclaw, ..."

2. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Avery Lomax (1918)
"We made it to our horses; I tell you, we had no fun; Over the prickly pear and catclaw brush we quickly made our way; We thought of our long journey and the ..."

3. Dams and Rivers: Primer on the Downstream Effects of Dams by Michael Collier, Robert H. Webb, John C. Schmidt (1998)
"... these river deposits were also the substrate for the mesquite, catclaw, and hackberry trees that comprised the flood-level plant community and on which ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1909)
"The shaft site'and for a considerable distance around it was covered with a thicket of catclaw brush, which was cleared away and the shaft commenced early ..."

5. The Llano Estacado of the Us Southern High Plains: Environmental by Elizabeth Brooks (2000)
"... plants such as thread leaf sage (Artemisia spp.), covered spike drop-seed (Sporobolus sp.) and catclaw (Mimosa borealis) (Higgins and Barker, 1982; ..."

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