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  • n. beggar's ticks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 prickly flattened achenes.
  • n. a seed from a sticktight{1}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composite weed, Bidens frondosa, whose flat achenia bear two barbed awns; also, one of the seeds. The name is doubtless applied to other plants with adhesive seeds. Compare beggar's-ticks, beggar's-lice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. parasitic on especially the heads of chickens
  • n. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing

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Examples

  • Stan shut the door, recrossed the room, went out into the sunlight, and gave his Mom a little stick-tight wave as he walked over toward Max and his customers, who were out of the Impala now, standing on the blacktop, nodding impatiently as Max went through the rest of his spiel, the double talk about guarantees and stuff he always rushed through once the sale was secure.

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