beggar's lice definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few flowers, such as the stickseed, having tiny, usually prickly fruits that cling easily to garments or animal fur.
    • The good fresh fruit of any of those flowers.
    • An English title of Galium Aparine, or goose-grass, provided to it because its burs stay glued to the garments, and somewhat look like lice.
    • title provided in america to species of Bidens and also to Echinospermum Virginicum, the seeds of which have actually barbed awns which cling persistently to clothes. Also referred to as beggar's ticks.
    • A name of European stickseed, Lappula Lappula; regarding the hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale; associated with types of Meibomia (see beggar-weed, 2); and probably of various other flowers with adhesive seeds or pods.
    • any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and harsh sticky pod areas or loments
    • Eurasian and united states flowers having tiny prickly nutlets that stick to clothing
    • Any of several flowers, for instance the stickseed, having little, usually prickly fruits that cling easily to clothes or animal fur.
    • The fresh fruit of any of the plants.
    • An English title of Galium Aparine, or goose-grass, given to it because its burs follow the garments, and somewhat resemble lice.
    • title provided in the usa to types of Bidens and Echinospermum Virginicum, the seeds that have actually barbed awns which cling persistently to clothing. Also known as beggar's ticks.
    • A name for the European stickseed, Lappula Lappula; of hound's tongue, Cynoglossum officinale; associated with types of Meibomia (see beggar-weed, 2); and most likely of other plants with adhesive seeds or pods.
    • any of different tropical and subtropical flowers having trifoliate leaves and harsh gluey pod parts or loments
    • Eurasian and North American plants having tiny prickly nutlets that stay glued to clothing
  • others:
    • The prickly good fresh fruit or seed of particular plants (as some species of Echinospermum and Cynoglossum) which cling on clothes of these which brush by them.
    • The prickly fruit or seed of particular flowers (as some types of Echinospermum and Cynoglossum) which cling towards the clothes of the whom brush by them.

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