Caltrop

Pronunciation of Caltrop  

English Meaning

A genus of herbaceous plants (Tribulus) of the order Zygophylleæ, having a hard several- celled fruit, armed with stout spines, and resembling the military instrument of the same name. The species grow in warm countries, and are often very annoying to cattle.

  1. Any of various plants of the genera Tribulus and Kallstroemia, having spiny or tuberculate fruits.
  2. A Mediterranean species of star thistle (Centaurea calcitrapa) naturalized in North America.
  3. See water chestnut.
  4. A metal device with four projecting spikes so arranged that when three of the spikes are on the ground, the fourth points upward, used as a hazard to pneumatic tires or to the hooves of horses.

   

The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

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