Definition of Cleavers

1. Noun. Annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia.




Definition of Cleavers

1. n. A species of Galium (G. Aparine), having a fruit set with hooked bristles, which adhere to whatever they come in contact with; -- called also, goose grass, catchweed, etc.

Definition of Cleavers

1. Noun. (plural of cleaver) ¹

2. Noun. ''Galium aparine'', a herbaceous annual plant of the family Rubiaceae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cleavers

1. cleaver [n] - See also: cleaver

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleavers

cleavage cell
cleavage division
cleavage furrows
cleavage lines
cleavage product
cleavage site
cleavage spindle
cleavages
cleave
cleaved
cleaved cell
cleavelandite
cleavelandites
cleaver
cleavers (current term)
cleaves
cleaveth
cleaving
cleche
clechy
cleck
clecked
clecking
clecks
cledge
cledgy
cledonomancy
cleek
cleeked

Literary usage of Cleavers

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1. The Knot Tied: Marriage Ceremonies of All Nations by William Tegg (1877)
"... "MARROWBONES AND cleavers." Hogarth, in his delineation of the Marriage of the Industrious Apprentice to his master's daughter, takes occasion to ..."

2. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"—cleavers. Character of the Genus.—Calyx-teeth obsolete. ... cleavers, Goose-Grass. Description.—Flowers axillary, on 1- to 2-flowered peduncles, white. ..."

3. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"JUNE—MARROWBONES AND cleavers WAS there ever such confounded ill-luck? My whole life has Ix'en a tissue of ill-luck : although I have laboured perhaps ..."

4. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"... Mall in St. James's Park—' Shoemaker's holiday'—Wedding and funeral customs—Marrowbones and cleavers—Lying in state—Insecurity of life and property —The ..."

5. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"cleavers. THERE are several species of the cleavers, all of which possess similar properties. A strong decoction is said to be useful in urinary ..."

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