Definition of Devil's claw
1. Noun. Annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Proboscidea, Proboscidea
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Literary usage of Devil's claw
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1. American Notes and Queries edited by William Shepard Walsh, Henry Collins Walsh, William H. Garrison, Samuel R. Harris (1890)
"... an envenomed tropical nettle is called Dei'iFs leaf; ground-ivy in England is known as Devi?s candlesticks ; Devil ' s claw is a kind of moss. ..."
2. Modern Marine Engineering by Harry George Cisin (1921)
"Devil,s claw, to remove pieces of clinker. Lazy bar, placed across furnace front to rest slice bar or large hoe on. Pricker bar, used with lazy bar to open ..."