[ stik-seed ]
/ ˈstɪkˌsid /
any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing.
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British Dictionary definitions for stickseed
/ (ˈstɪkˌsiːd) /
any of various Eurasian and North American plants of the boraginaceous genus Lappula, having red-and-blue flowers and small prickly fruitsAlso called: beggar's-lice
Word Origin for stickseed
C19: from stick ²; so called because its seeds have adhesive hooks on them
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