from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name in New Zealand of either of two troublesome weeds belonging to the rose family, Acæna Sanguisorbæ and A. ovina, or of their fruits, which cling to the clothing of passers-by and to animals. See sheep-pest, 2.
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The steep, descending sides are very soft and sodden, supporting a scanty growth of vegetation, including the small burr known as the "biddy-bid."