beggarweed

noun beg·gar·weed \ ˈbe-gər-ˌwēd \

Definition of beggarweed

1 : any of various plants (such as knotgrass or dodder) that grow in waste ground
2 : any of several tick trefoils (genus Desmodium); especially : a West Indian forage plant (D. tortuosum) cultivated in the southern U.S.

First Known Use of beggarweed

1789

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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