Definition of Beggar's lice

1. Noun. Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing.

Exact synonyms: Beggar Lice
Group relationships: Genus Hackelia, Genus Lappula, Hackelia, Lappula
Generic synonyms: Stickweed

2. Noun. Any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments.
Exact synonyms: Beggar Lice, Tick Trefoil
Group relationships: Desmodium, Genus Desmodium
Specialized synonyms: Beggarweed, Desmodium Purpureum, Desmodium Tortuosum
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex

Medical Definition of Beggar's lice

1. The prickly fruit or seed of certain plants (as some species of Echinospermum and Cynoglossum) which cling to the clothing of those who brush by them. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Beggar's lice

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1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... Hackelia virginiana (L.) IMJohnston Beggar' s-lice; Stickseed Herbaceous biennial Dry to moist woods, wooded slopes and roadsides. ..."

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