beggarweed


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beg·gar·weed

 (bĕg′ər-wēd′)
n.
Any of several tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum or D. purpureum, grown for forage or as a cover crop in subtropical and tropical regions.

beggarweed

(ˈbɛɡəˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various leguminous plants of the genus Desmodium, esp D. purpureum of the Caribbean, grown in the southern US as forage plants and to improve the soil. See also tick trefoil

beg•gar•weed

(ˈbɛg ərˌwid)

n.
any of various tick trefoils, esp. Desmodium tortuosum, grown for forage in subtropical regions.
[1875]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beggarweed - West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soilbeggarweed - West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
tick trefoil, beggar lice, beggar's lice - any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments
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