Definition of Beggar's lice
1. Noun. Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing.
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.
Group relationships: Desmodium, Genus Desmodium
Specialized synonyms: Beggarweed, Desmodium Purpureum, Desmodium Tortuosum
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
Medical Definition of Beggar's lice
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beggar's Lice
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. ..."