Definition of Desmodium purpureum
1. Noun. West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil.
Generic synonyms: Beggar Lice, Beggar's Lice, Tick Trefoil
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Literary usage of Desmodium purpureum
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1. The Races of Man: And Their Geographical Distribution by Charles Pickering, John Charles Hall (1854)
"desmodium purpureum, a weed in neglected clearings : as also at the more western groups. Pachyrhizus? a sort of bean, cultivated (for the sake of the edible ..."