stick·​seed ˈstik-ˌsēd How to pronounce stickseed (audio)
: any of various weedy herbs (genera Lappula and Hackelia) of the borage family with bristly adhesive fruit

Examples of stickseed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stickseed was in 1843

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“Stickseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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