cleavers

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

Definition of cleavers

: 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



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