Definitions of beggar-ticks
  1. noun
    any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
    synonyms: beggar's-ticks, bur marigold, burr marigold, sticktight
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    Bidens bipinnata, Spanish needles
    common bur marigold of the eastern United States
    Bidens coronata, Bidens trichosperma, tickseed sunflower
    North American bur marigold with large flowers
    Bidens tripartita, European beggar-ticks, trifid beggar-ticks, trifid bur marigold
    bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
    Bidens connata, swampy beggar-ticks
    bur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
    type of:
    subshrub, suffrutex
    low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
  2. noun
    the seed of bur marigolds
    synonyms: Spanish needles
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    type of:
    bur, burr
    seed vessel having hooks or prickles
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