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Pronunciation: (beg'urz-līs"), [key]
pl. -lice.

1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of several plants, esp. of the genera Cynoglossum and Hackelia, having small, prickly fruits that stick to clothing.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the fruits or seeds of such a plant. Also,beg•gar-licePronunciation: (beg'ur-līs"). [key]

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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