beggarweed definition by Webster's New World
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any of several plants, esp. a leguminous West Indian plant (Desmodium purpureum), grown in the SE U.S. for soil improvement
beggarweed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several tick trefoils, especially Desmodium tortuosum or D. purpureum, grown for forage or as a cover crop in subtropical and tropical regions.