[ kats-klaw ]
/ ˈkætsˌklɔ /
a spiny shrub or small tree, Pithecellobium unguis-cati, of Central America, having greenish-yellow flowers and reddish, spirally twisted pods.
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Origin of cat's-claw
First recorded in 1750–60
Also called blackbead.
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