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- n. A species of plant, scientific name Tribulus zeyheri, known for its sharp thorns.
- n. A species of plant, scientific name Tribulus terrestris, known for its sharp thorns.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This last name seems to be connected with the South African devil's thorn, a similar weed, and its name in Afrikaans, dubbeltjie or duwweltjie.