tickseed
noun Etymology: 1tick Date: circa 1760 coreopsis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tickseed — Tick seed , n. [Tick the insect + seed; cf. G. wanzensamen, literally, bug seed.] 1. A seed or fruit resembling in shape an insect, as that of certain plants. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) Same as {Coreopsis}. (b) Any plant of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tickseed — (also tick seed and tick seed) is a common name that can refer to: Bidens Coreopsis Corispermum This page is an index of articles on plant species (or higher taxonomic groups) with the same common name (vernacular name). If an internal li …   Wikipedia

  • tickseed — [tik′sēd΄] n. [ TICK2 + SEED: from the appearance] 1. COREOPSIS 2. BUR MARIGOLD …   English World dictionary

  • tickseed — /tik seed /, n. 1. any of various plants having seeds resembling ticks, as a coreopsis or the bugseed. 2. See tick trefoil. [1555 65; TICK2 + SEED] * * * ▪ plant       any ornamental summer blooming plant of the genus Coreopsis of the family… …   Universalium

  • tickseed — gludas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Coreopsis). atitikmenys: lot. Coreopsis angl. calliopsis; tickseed; tickweed vok. Mädchenauge; Schöngesicht; Wanzenblume rus. кореопсис; ленок lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • tickseed — n. coreopsis; flower native of North and South America that resembles the daisy (Botany); seed or fruit that in its shape resembles an insect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tickseed — tick•seed [[t]ˈtɪkˌsid[/t]] n. pln any of various plants having seeds resembling ticks, as a coreopsis • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • tickseed — noun any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America • Syn: ↑coreopsis, ↑tickweed, ↑tick weed • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • tickseed sunflower — noun North American bur marigold with large flowers • Syn: ↑Bidens coronata, ↑Bidens trichosperma • Hypernyms: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks, ↑sticktight …   Useful english dictionary

  • plains-tickseed — darželinis gludas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Coreopsis tinctoria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Coreopsis tinctoria angl. calliopsis; plains coreopsis; plains tickseed vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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