Definition of devil's claw in English:

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devil's claw

noun

A plant whose seedpods bear clawlike hooks that can harm livestock.
  • Two genera in the family Pedaliaceae: genus Proboscidea of warm regions of America, used in basketry or grown for their fruit, and Harpagophytum procumbens of southern Africa and Madagascar, used in herbal medicine.
Example sentences
  • Celery seed, devil's claw, dandelion root, meadowsweet, and white willow came out on top.
  • And finally, European reports have confirmed the benefit of the herb devil's claw in managing gout; you can take 400 mg of the dried extract three times a day for as long as you wish.
  • A recent article in The Sunday Times mentioned the use of the herb devil's claw for the treatment of frozen shoulder.

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Syllabification: dev·il's claw

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