American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum or D. purpureum, grown for forage or as a cover crop in subtropical and tropical regions.
- n. A type of plant, Desmodium incanum, native to Central and South America.
- n. West Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
“Large amounts of nitrogen are gathered by leguminous crops; cowpeas, vetch, beggarweed, velvet beans, alfalfa and others may be planted to advantage, resulting in a great saving in fertilizer bills, and besides, adding the necessary vegetable matter and humus.”
“On fairly good land this will be sufficient, but on poorer ground the land should be continued in cultivation another year, sowing it down in beggarweed, cowpeas, soja beans, or velvet beans.”
“Ground which produced a heavy crop of cowpeas, velvet beans or beggarweed the previous season is excellent for the purpose.”
“Cowpeas, soja beans, beggarweed, velvet beans, alfalfa and melilotus can all be grown in the pecan area.”
“It also can survive and spread on beggarweed and other weeds common to the Southeast.”
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