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cleavers

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction cleav·ers \ˈklē-vərz\

Definition of cleavers

  1. :  an annual bedstraw (Galium aparine) having many stalked white flowers and stems covered with curved prickles; also :  any of several related plants



Origin and Etymology of cleavers

Middle English clivre, alteration of Old English clife burdock, cleavers; akin to Old English clifian


First Known Use: 14th century

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