tick trefoil
noun Etymology: 1tick Date: 1853 any of various leguminous plants (genus Desmodium) with trifoliolate leaves and rough sticky loments

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  • Tick trefoil — Tick Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tick-trefoil — tick trefoil, tick weed see tick n.1 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tick trefoil — ☆ tick trefoil n. any of a genus (Desmodium) of leguminous plants with clusters of small purple flowers, leaves in groups of three, and jointed prickly pods …   English World dictionary

  • tick-trefoil — kibioji jakšūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Desmodium adscendens), paplitęs Afrikoje, Azijoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Desmodium adscendens; strongback; tick clover; tick trefoil port. amor …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tick trefoil — tick′ tre′foil n. pln any plant of the genus Desmodium, of the legume family, having jointed pods with hooked hairs • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • tick trefoil — any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Desmodium, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and jointed pods with hooked hairs by which they adhere to objects. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tick trefoil — noun any of various tropical and subtropical plants having trifoliate leaves and rough sticky pod sections or loments • Syn: ↑beggar lice, ↑beggar s lice • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Hyponyms: ↑beggarweed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tick|seed — «TIHK SEED», noun. 1. any one of various plants with seeds that look like ticks, such as a coreopsis or a bugseed. 2. = tick trefoil. (Cf. ↑tick trefoil) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tick — Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tick bean — Tick Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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