stick seed

stickseed

[stik-seed]
noun
any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; stick2 + seed

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stickseed (ˈstɪkˌsiːd)
 
n
Also called: beggar's-lice any of various Eurasian and North American plants of the boraginaceous genus Lappula, having red-and-blue flowers and small prickly fruits
 
[C19: from stick²; so called because its seeds have adhesive hooks on them]

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