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  • Beggar’s opera

    a ballad opera (1728) with text by John Gay and music arranged by John Pepusch.

  • Beggar-ticks

    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. Historical Examples Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Henry […]

  • Beggarweed

    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, […]

  • Beggar-your-neighbor

    a children’s card game for two, played with 52 cards, that is won when a player captures all of the cards.

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