puncture vine


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to puncture vine: Tribulus terrestris

puncture vine

n.
Any of various cosmopolitan herbaceous plants of the genus Tribulus, especially T. terrestris, which has opposite, compound leaves and spiny fruit, and is used as a dietary supplement primarily for its perceived ability to enhance sexual desire and muscle mass. Also called tribulus.

puncture vine

see tribulusterrestris.
References in periodicals archive ?
Effects of dietary puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris) powder in different carriers on growth performance, carcass characteristics and blood parameters of broiler chicks.
Every North American climate seems to host weeds with these unique talents: quackgrass and bindweed in cold winter climates; Bermuda grass where winters are mild; and sand burs, such as puncture vine, in the West.
Therefore, absence of biomass reduction indicated that puncture vine plants tolerate the existing concentration level of Cd, Pb and Zn.
Puncture vine (Tribulis terrestris) is a prostrate weed that Southern California gardeners may occasionally encounter.
The annual grasses provide good competition with winter annuals, such as mustard and cheat grass, and noxious summer annuals such as sandburr and puncture vine.