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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Any of several plants, such as bur marigold, stickseed, or tick trefoil, having small, often prickly fruits that cling readily to clothing or animal fur.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
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|Noun||1.||beggar's lice - Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing|
stickweed - any of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing
|2.||beggar's lice - any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments|
beggarweed, Desmodium purpureum, Desmodium tortuosum - West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
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