Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • punctureweed — puncture weed 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.   [From the fact that the fruit can puncture tires …   Universalium

  • puncture vine — noun or punctureweed ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: puncture (II) : a caltrop (Tribulus terrestris) having prickly fruits that puncture tires …   Useful english dictionary

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