\ɡɹˈapə͡lplˈant], \ɡɹˈapəlplˈant], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈa_p_əl_p_l_ˈa_n_t]\
Definitions of GRAPPLE-PLANT
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The Cape Colony name of the Harpagophytum procumbens, a South African procumbent plant of the natural order Pedaliaceae. The seed has many hooked thorns, and clings to the mouth of any ox which has come on it while grazing, the pain being so exquisite that the animal roars through agony and a sense of helplessness.
By Daniel Lyons