harvest-lice

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of harvest-lice

1 : a hooked or barbed fruit that readily adheres to things (as clothing or the fur of an animal) which come in contact with it
2 : a plant (as cleavers, agrimonia, or beggar-ticks of the genus Bidens) bearing fruits that are harvest-lice

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“Harvest-lice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harvest-lice. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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