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cleavers


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleavers  \Cleav"ers\,  n.  [From  {Cleave}  to  stick.]  (Bot.) 
  A  species  of  {Galium}  ({G.  Aparine}),  having  a  fruit  set  with 
  hooked  bristles,  which  adhere  to  whatever  they  come  in 
  contact  with  --  called  also  {goose  grass},  {catchweed}, 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Goose  grass}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Galium}  ({G.  Aparine}),  a 
  favorite  food  of  geese;  --  called  also  {catchweed}  and 
  {cleavers}. 
  b  A  species  of  knotgrass  ({Polygonum  aviculare}). 
  c  The  annual  spear  grass  ({Poa  annua}). 
 
  {Goose  neck},  anything  as  a  rod  of  iron  or  a  pipe,  curved 
  like  the  neck  of  a  goose;  specially  (Naut.),  an  iron  hook 
  connecting  a  spar  with  a  mast. 
 
  {Goose  quill},  a  large  feather  or  quill  of  a  goose;  also  a 
  pen  made  from  it 
 
  {Goose  skin}.  See  {Goose  flesh},  above. 
 
  {Goose  tongue}  (Bot.),  a  composite  plant  ({Achillea 
  ptarmica}),  growing  wild  in  the  British  islands. 
 
  {Sea  goose}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Phalarope}. 
 
  {Solan  goose}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Gannet}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cleavers 
  n  :  annual  having  the  stem  beset  with  curved  prickles;  North 
  America  and  Europe  and  Asia  [syn:  {clivers},  {goose  grass}, 
  {catchweed},  {spring  cleavers},  {Galium  aparine}] 




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