Stick-seed
Stick-seed Stick"-seed`, n. (Bot.) A plant ({Echinospermum Lappula}) of the Borage family, with small blue flowers and prickly nutlets. [1913 Webster]

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  • stick|seed — «STIHK SEED», noun. any one of a group of herbs of the borage family with flowers whose prickly seeds stick to clothing, as burseeds do …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seed company — Seed companies produce and sell seeds for flowers, fruit and vegetables to theamateur gardener. The production of seed is a multi billion dollar business, which usesgrowing facilities and growing locations world wide. While most seed is produced… …   Wikipedia

  • stick-tight — n. (Bot.) 1. any of several plants having seeds tipped with barbs that may cling to fur or clothing, especially those of the genus {Bidens}, also called {bur marigold}, {beggar ticks}, and {Beggar s ticks}, which have prickly flattened achenes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seed lac — noun granular material obtained from stick lac by crushing and washing • Hypernyms: ↑lac • Substance Meronyms: ↑stick lac * * * noun Etymology: seed (I) : a granular resinous material obtained from stick lac by crushing …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick lac — noun lac in its natural state as scraped off twigs and dried • Hypernyms: ↑lac • Substance Holonyms: ↑lac dye, ↑shellac, ↑seed lac * * * noun : lac in its natural state that encrusts small twigs and the bodies of lac insects and is scraped off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • seed-lac — Lac Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick-lac — Lac Lac, n. [Per. lak; akin to Skr. l[=a]ksh[=a]: cf. F. lague, It. & NL. lacca. Cf. {Lake} a color, {Lacquer}, {Litmus}.] A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the {Laccifer lacca}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echinospermum Lappula — Stick seed Stick seed , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Echinospermum Lappula}) of the Borage family, with small blue flowers and prickly nutlets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stickseed — stick•seed [[t]ˈstɪkˌsid[/t]] n. 1) pln any weedy plant of the genus Lappula, of the borage family, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing 2) pln any of various other plants with sticky seeds or fruits • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Còmhla-bhigein — The Còmhla bhigein was a trap for small birds in the Uist, Scotland in former times. It consisted of a riddle resting on the ground, with one end held up by a stick. Seed was placed under the riddle, and the stick was snatched away by a string… …   Wikipedia

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