meaning of caltrop

caltrop meaning in General Dictionary

A genus of herbaceous flowers Tribulus associated with order Zygophylleaelig having a tough several-celled good fresh fruit equipped with stout spines and resembling the military tool of the identical title The species grow in hot nations as they are often very annoying to cattle

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  • tropical yearly procumbent poisonous subshrub having good fresh fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; severe pasture weed
  • a plant associated with genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
  • Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple blossoms surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America
  • Alt. of Caltrap