[ kat-klaw ]

  1. a prickly plant, Schrankia nutallii, of the legume family, native to the midwestern U.S. having pinnate leaves and tiny pink flowers forming a spherical cluster.

Origin of catclaw


Words Nearby catclaw Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use catclaw in a sentence

  • A little brown rabbit skipped around a bunch of catclaw and sat twitching his whiskers and looking humorously at Givens.

  • His face and hands were torn with catclaw, his knee bruised by a slip against a sharp jut of quartz.

    Crooked Trails and Straight | William MacLeod Raine
  • Dinsmore, his face in the catclaw, gave a smothered cry for help.

    Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
  • She gathered ironwood and catclaw while he watched her vigilantly.

    Crooked Trails and Straight | William MacLeod Raine