beggar lice

Definitions of beggar lice
1

n any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments

Synonyms:
beggar's lice, tick trefoil
Types:
Desmodium purpureum, Desmodium tortuosum, beggarweed
West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

n Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing

Synonyms:
beggar's lice
Type of:
stickweed
any of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing

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