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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prostrate weed (Tribulus terrestris) native to the Old World, having opposite, pinnately compound leaves and woody fruit with stout divergent spines. Also called puncture vine.

Etymologies

From the fact that the fruit can puncture tires.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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