HyperDic: beggar[s_lice

English > 2 senses of the expression beggar's lice:
NOUNplantbeggar's lice, beggar liceEurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing
plantbeggar's lice, tick trefoil, beggar liceany of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
English > beggar's lice: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningEurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing.
Synonymbeggar lice
Member ofHackelia, genus Hackelia, Lappula, genus Lappulastickweed
BroaderstickweedAny of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing
English > beggar's lice: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments.
Synonymstick trefoil, beggar lice
Member ofDesmodium, genus Desmodiumbeggarweed
Narrowerbeggarweed, Desmodium tortuosum, Desmodium purpureumWest Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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