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  Definition of Caltrop
  1. Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America
  2. a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
  3. tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed
Similar Words: star-thistle, Centauria calcitrapa, water chestnut, water chestnut plant, devil's weed, Tribulus terestris

 

Hyponyms: water caltrop, Jesuits' nut, Trapa natans, ling, ling ko, Trapa bicornis

 

Member Meronyms: Trapa, genus Trapa, Tribulus, genus Tribulus

 

 
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