from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name sometimes given in England to the common door-weed, Polygonum aviculare, to Cuscuta Trifolii, and to some other plants.
  • n. A plant of any species of Meibomia, the tick-trefoil, particularly of M. tortuosa, the Florida beggarweed.


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  • All kinds of farm stock, as cattle, horses, mules, sheep and even swine, are said to do well when grazing on beggar-weed pastures in the summer and autumn.

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