beggar lice

Definitions of beggar lice

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

beggar's lice, tick trefoil
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

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

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