- any of several plants (esp. the genus Lappula of the borage family) with dry, prickly fruits that adhere to fur or clothing
- the fruit
noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- Any of several plants, such as bur marigold, stickseed, or tick trefoil, having small, often prickly fruits that cling readily to clothing or animal fur.
- The fruit of any of these plants.