stickseed

noun
stick·seed | \ˈstik-ˌsēd \

Definition of stickseed 

: any of various weedy herbs (genera Lappula and Hackelia) of the borage family with bristly adhesive fruit

First Known Use of stickseed

1843, in the meaning defined above

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