noun Date: circa 1884 bur marigold

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sticktight — ☆ sticktight [stik′ tīt΄ ] n. 1. a) BUR MARIGOLD b) STICKSEED 2. the barbed achene of any of these plants …   English World dictionary

  • sticktight — /ˈstɪktaɪt/ (say stiktuyt) noun any of several species of Bidens, as B. pilosa or B. frondosa, having flat, barbed achenes which adhere to clothing, etc. Also, sticktight weed, sticktights. {stick2 + tight} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sticktight — noun 1. 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 • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticktight — /stik tuyt /, n. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having barbed achenes that adhere to clothing or fur. 2. any of various other plants having seeds that adhere to clothing or fur. 3. a seed of any of these plants. [n. use… …   Universalium

  • sticktight flea — noun parasitic on especially the heads of chickens • Syn: ↑sticktight, ↑Echidnophaga gallinacea • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Echidnophaga, ↑genus Echidnophaga * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticktight flea — stick·tight flea stik tīt n a flea of the genus Echidnophaga (E. gallinacea) that is parasitic esp. on the heads of chickens and is a pest in the southern U.S. * * * Echidnophaga gallinacea …   Medical dictionary

  • sticktight flea — /stɪktaɪt ˈfli/ (say stiktuyt flee) noun a tropical parasite flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea, especially found on the heads of chickens. Also, stickfast flea …   Australian English dictionary

  • flea — /flee/, n. 1. any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. 2. either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black… …   Universalium

  • Echidnophaga — noun a genus of Siphonaptera • Syn: ↑genus Echidnophaga • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Siphonaptera, ↑order Siphonaptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flea — An insect of the order Siphonaptera, marked by lateral compression, sucking mouthparts, extraordinary jumping powers, and ectoparasitic adult life in the hair and feathers of warm blooded animals. Important fleas include Ctenocephalides felis… …   Medical dictionary

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