from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. See bedstraw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of cleaver.
- n. Galium aparine, a herbaceous annual plant of the family Rubiaceae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of Galium (Galium Aparine), having a fruit set with hooked bristles, which adhere to whatever they come in contact with; -- called also, goose grass, catchweed, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Galium Aparine, also called goose-grass, used to some extent in medicine as a diuretic and sudorific.
- n. Tufts of grass.
- n. [In form clivers.] The refuse of wheat.
- n. Any plant of the genus Galium, such as bedstraw, goose-grass, etc., the numerous species being distinguished by appropriate qualifying names.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
Middle English clivers, probably blend of clife, burdock (from Old English clīfe) and clivres, claws (from Old English clifras, pl. of clifer).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)