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. 2000.

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