n (functioning as singular)
1. (Plants) any of several plants, esp the stickseed, having small prickly fruits that adhere to clothing, fur, etc
2. (Plants) the seed or fruit of any of these plants
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n., pl. -lice. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. any of several plants, esp. of the genera Cynoglossum and Hackelia, of the borage family, having small, prickly fruits that stick to clothing.
2. the fruit or seed of such a plant.
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