beggar's ticks definition

  • noun:
    • The bur marigold and its achenes, which are equipped with barbed awns that stay glued to clothes.
    • Same as beggar's-lice, 2. In addition written beggarticks.
    • any one of a number of plants associated with the genus Bidens having yellowish flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothes
    • The bur marigold and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns that stick to clothing.
    • Same as beggar's-lice, 2. additionally written beggarticks.
    • any one of a few plants regarding the genus Bidens having yellow blossoms and prickly fresh fruits that cling to fur and clothes
  • others:
    • The bur marigold (Bidens) and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns, and stay glued to garments and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity; -- also known as beggar-ticks.
    • The bur marigold (Bidens) as well as its achenes, that are armed with barbed awns, and stick to clothing and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity; -- also referred to as beggar-ticks.

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