also beggar's-ticks noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1818 1. bur marigold; also its prickly achenes 2. beggar's-lice

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  • beggar-ticks — eggar ticks n. 1. the seed of bur marigolds. Syn: spanish needles. [WordNet 1.5] 2. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and pricky fruits that cling to fur and clothing; also called {beggar s ticks}. Syn: bur marigold …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beggar-ticks — Beggar s ticks Beg gar s ticks The bur marigold ({Bidens}) and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns, and adhere to clothing and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity; also called {beggar ticks}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beggar ticks — beggar s lice, beggar s ticks or beggar ticks plural noun 1. Any of various plants with burrs 2. The burrs themselves • • • Main Entry: ↑beg …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar-ticks — noun 1. the seed of bur marigolds • Syn: ↑Spanish needles • Hypernyms: ↑bur, ↑burr • Part Holonyms: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar s ticks, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar-ticks — stick tight stick tight , n. (Bot.) 1. any of several plants having seeds tipped with barbs that may cling to fur or clothing, especially those of the genus {Bidens}, also called {bur marigold}, {beggar ticks}, and {Beggar s ticks}, which have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beggar-ticks — /beg euhr tiks /, n., pl. beggar ticks. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having rayless yellow flowers and barbed achenes that cling to clothing. 2. the achenes of these plants. 3. any of… …   Universalium

  • beggar-ticks — ilgakotis lakišius statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Bidens frondosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bidens frondosa angl. beggar ticks; devil s beggar ticks; stick tights šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • beggar-ticks — noun a) Any of several plants, of the genus Bidens, having yellow flowers and prickly fruit. b) The barbed fruit of these plants, that sticks to clothing and to animal fur …   Wiktionary

  • beggar ticks —   Po olānui; ko oko olau (all kinds) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • European beggar-ticks — noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia • Syn: ↑trifid beggar ticks, ↑trifid bur marigold, ↑Bidens tripartita • Hypernyms: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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