any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having rayless yellow flowers and barbed achenes that cling to clothing.
the achenes of these plants.
any of several other plants having seeds or fruits that cling to clothing, as those of the genus Desmodium.
Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau
noun (functioning as sing)
any of various plants, such as the bur marigold and tick trefoil, having fruits or seeds that cling to clothing, fur, etc
the seed or fruit of any of these plants
any of various tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum, grown for forage in subtropical regions. Chiefly British. any weed that impoverishes soil. Historical Examples The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume noun any of various leguminous plants of the genus Desmodium, esp D. purpureum of the Caribbean, […]
a children’s card game for two, played with 52 cards, that is won when a player captures all of the cards.
- Beggar’s velvet
noun a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player (modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies Historical Examples Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la […]