from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spanish America, the common name of a number of plants bearing fruit which readily adheres to other objects. In Porto Rico it is especially applied to the velvet-bur, Priva echinata, and to Æschynomene Americana, a leguminous plant with jointed pods. In Mexico it is applied to Mentzelia adhærens, a plant belonging to the Loasaceæ, armed with hooked hairs.


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