stickweed

noun
stick·​weed | \ ˈstik-ˌwēd How to pronounce stickweed (audio) \

Definition of stickweed

: any of several plants (such as a beggar's-lice) with adhesive seeds

First Known Use of stickweed

1705, in the meaning defined above

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