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cleavers

Syllabification: cleav·ers
Pronunciation: /ˈklēvərz
 
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Definition of cleavers in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural]
A widely distributed scrambling plant related to bedstraws, with hooked bristles on the stem, leaves, and seeds that cling to fur and clothing. Also called goosegrass.
  • Galium aparine, family Rubiaceae
Example sentences
  • The formula contained nettle leaf, violet leaf, wild oat seed, chamomile flowers, cleavers and fenugreek seed added to warm spearmint tea or diluted juice.
  • Finally, one other dried herb formula blends 2 parts echinacea, 1 part cleavers, 1 part goldenseal and 1 part phytolacca.
  • Weed killers remove wildflowers and traditional grasses, then more aggressive species such as cleavers, thistles and nettles colonise.

Origin

Old English clīfe, related to cleave2.

Words that rhyme with cleavers

Travers • Havers • Rivers

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