beggar's–lice

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction beg·gar's–lice \ˈbe-gərz-ˌlīs\
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beggar–lice

play \-gər-ˌlīs\

Definition of beggar's–lice

  1. :  any of various plants (as of the genera Hackelia and Cynoglossum of the borage family) with prickly or adhesive fruits; also :  one of these fruits

1835

First Known Use of beggar's–lice

1835


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