stickseed
noun Date: 1843 any of various weedy herbs (genera Lappula and Hackelia) of the borage family with bristly adhesive fruit

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  • stickseed — ☆ stickseed [stik′sēd΄ ] n. any of several plants with barbs or prickles on the seeds or fruit; esp., any of a genus (Lappula) of the borage family with small, blue or whitish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • stickseed — /stik seed /, n. any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing. [1835 45, Amer.; STICK2 + SEED] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • stickseed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: stick (V) + seed : a plant of the genus Lappula characterized by its bristly fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • virginia stickseed — noun or virginia mouse ear Usage: usually capitalized V : a biennial No. American herb (Lappula virginiana) with broad oval leaves and prickly barbed fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hackelia — Taxobox name = Hackelia image width = 230px image caption = Hackelia micrantha regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Boraginaceae genus= Hackelia genus authority = Opiz. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Canadian plants by family B — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Balsaminaceae * Impatiens aurella pale yellow jewelweed * Impatiens capensis spotted jewelweed *… …   Wikipedia

  • Lappula — Taxobox name = Lappula image width = 210px image caption = Lappula squarrosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Boraginaceae genus = Lappula genus authority = Moench subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hackelia deflexa — ID 38528 Symbol Key HADE Common Name nodding stickseed Family Boraginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, CO, IA, ID, IL, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NY, OH, SD, VT, WA, WI …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Hackelia deflexa var. americana — ID 38529 Symbol Key HADEA Common Name American stickseed Family Boraginaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, CO, IA, ID, IL, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NY, OH, SD, VT, WA,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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