cat's-claw

[ kats-klaw ]
/ ˈkætsˌklɔ /

noun

a spiny shrub or small tree, Pithecellobium unguis-cati, of Central America, having greenish-yellow flowers and reddish, spirally twisted pods.
Also catclaw.

Origin of cat's-claw

First recorded in 1750–60
Also called blackbead.
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