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

Derived forms: caltrops

Type of: aquatic plant, centaury, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, subshrub, suffrutex, water plant

Part of: genus Trapa, genus Tribulus, Trapa, Tribulus

Encyclopedia: Caltrop