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stickseed

[stik-seed] /ˈstɪkˌsid/
noun
1.
any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; stick2 + seed
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  • Many other wildflowers, including the blue and white stickseed, can be seen.
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stickseed

/ˈstɪkˌsiːd/
noun
1.
any of various Eurasian and North American plants of the boraginaceous genus Lappula, having red-and-blue flowers and small prickly fruits Also called beggar's-lice
Word Origin
C19: from stick²; so called because its seeds have adhesive hooks on them
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