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Definition 1: tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed - [noun denoting plant]

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(caltrop is a kind of ...) low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

(... is a member of caltrop) annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs of warm regions

Definition 2: Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America - [noun denoting plant]

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(caltrop is a kind of ...) any plant of the genus Centaurea

Definition 3: a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for caltrop in the sense of this definition

(caltrop is a kind of ...) a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth

(... is a kind of caltrop ) a variety of water chestnut

(... is a kind of caltrop ) water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs

(... is a member of caltrop) small genus of Eurasian aquatic perennial herbs: water chestnut

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