Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the seed of bur marigolds.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several plants, of the genus Bidens, having yellow flowers and prickly fruit.
  • noun The barbed fruit of these plants, that sticks to clothing and to animal fur.

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

  • noun the seed of bur marigolds
  • noun 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

  • It was overrun with Roman wormwood and beggar-ticks, which last stuck to my clothes for all fruit.

    Walden

  • It was over-run with Roman wormwood and beggar-ticks, which last stuck to my clothes for all fruit.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • It was overrun with Roman wormwood and beggar-ticks, which last stuck to my clothes for all fruit.

    Walden~ Chapter 14 (historical)

  • It was overrun with Roman wormwood and beggar-ticks, which last stuck to my clothes for all fruit.

    Walden

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