The Collaborative International Dictionary
beggar-lice \beggar-lice\ n.
any of various Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing.
Syn: beggar's lice, beggar's-lice, beggar lice.
any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments.
Syn: tick trefoil, tick-trefoil, beggar's-lice.
Usage examples of "beggar-lice".
Fox Trotter and a rich chocolate brown with a darker mane and tail, now matted with cockleburs and beggar-lice.