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catclaw

[ kat-klaw ]
/ ˈkætˌklɔ /
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noun

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.

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Origin of catclaw

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Example sentences from the Web for catclaw

  • 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
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