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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the seed of bur marigolds;
[syn: Spanish needles, beggar-ticks]

2. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing;
[syn: bur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks, beggar's-ticks, sticktight]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 prickly flattened achenes. --RHUD [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. a seed from a sticktight[1]. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

beggar-ticks \beggar-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, burr marigold, beggar's-ticks, sticktight. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beggar-ticks n 1: the seed of bur marigolds [syn: Spanish needles, beggar- ticks] 2: any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing [syn: bur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks, beggar's-ticks, sticktight]