devil's claw

devil's claw
noun Date: circa 1900 any of several herbs (genus Proboscidea syn. Martynia of the family Martyniaceae) of the southwestern United States and Mexico that have edible pods yielding a black sewing material used in basket making

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  • Devil's claw — may refer to: Plants Harpagophytum species, native to Southern Africa herbal medicine Acacia greggii, a tree native to North America Proboscidea species or Ibicella lutea, native to South America and dry areas of North America Other Devil s claw… …   Wikipedia

  • devil's-claw — paprastoji martinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Martinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Martynia annua), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Martynia annua angl. devil s claw; iceplant; small fruit devil s claw; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • devil's claw — noun annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak • Syn: ↑common unicorn plant, ↑common devil s claw, ↑elephant tusk, ↑proboscis flower, ↑ram s horn, ↑Proboscidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • devil's-claw — gulsčiasis inkaruotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pedalijinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Harpagophytum procumbens), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Harpagophytum procumbens angl. devil s claw šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • devil's-claw — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural devil s claws) 1. a. : unicorn plant b. : a cat s claw (Acacia greggii) 2. : a strong split hook used on a ship to grasp a link of chain cable and act as a stopper; …   Useful english dictionary

  • devil's claw — noun a plant whose seed pods bear claw like hooks which can harm livestock. [Genus Proboscidea (warmer parts of America) and Harpagophytum procumbens (southern Africa).] …   English new terms dictionary

  • devil's claw — a perennial herb, Harpagophytum procumbens, native to southern Africa; its dried tubular secondary roots and lateral tubers are used for dyspepsia, loss of appetite, and rheumatism; it is also used in homeopathy for rheumatism and in folk… …   Medical dictionary

  • devil's claw — /dɛvəlz ˈklɔ/ (say devuhlz klaw) noun any of the herbaceous shrubs of the family Martyniaceae, as Proboscidea louisiana, an American species with woody fruit tapering to a curved beak about 15 cm long …   Australian English dictionary

  • devil's-claw barrel cactus — grasusis standenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Sclerocactus whipplei), paplitęs Arizonoje ir Jutoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sclerocactus whipplei angl. devil s claw barrel cactus; Heil s devil s claw cactus; Reeve… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • devil's-claw acacia — teksasinė akacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos medingas augalas (Acacia greggii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai ir derva. atitikmenys: lot. Acacia greggii angl. catclaw; catclaw acacia; devil s claw… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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