Spanish needles
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1743 any of several bur marigolds; especially an annual (Bidens bipinnata) of North America and Asia having yellow flowers and dissected leaves

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  • Spanish needles — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish needles — ☆ Spanish needles n. 1. a bur marigold (Bidens bipinnata) of the E U.S. 2. its barbed fruit …   English World dictionary

  • Spanish-needles — dviplunksnis lakišius statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos medingas, vaistinis augalas (Bidens bipinnata), kilęs iš Amerikos atogrąžų. atitikmenys: lot. Bidens bipinnata angl. Spanish needles šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish needles — plaukuotasis lakišius statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Bidens pilosa), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Bidens pilosa angl. hairy beggar ticks; Spanish needles vok. Zweizahn pranc. bident hérissé;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish needles — 1. a composite plant, Bidens bipinnata, having achenes with downwardly barbed awns. 2. the achenes themselves. [1735 45, Amer.; in allusion to its tropical American origin] * * * …   Universalium

  • Spanish needles — Bidens (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Spanish needles — Span′ish nee′dles n. pln a composite plant, Bidens bipinnata, having achenes with downwardly barbed awns • Etymology: 1735–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Spanish needles — noun 1. the seed of bur marigolds • Syn: ↑beggar ticks • Hypernyms: ↑bur, ↑burr • Part Holonyms: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spanish — Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish bayonet — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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