beggar's-lice

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

Definition of beggar's-lice

: 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

First Known Use of beggar's-lice

1835

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