bur marigold
noun Date: circa 1818 any of a genus (Bidens) of coarse composite herbs with prickly flattened achenes that adhere to clothing and fur

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  • bur marigold — Marigold Mar i*gold, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the {Calendula officinalis} (see {Calendula}), and the cultivated species of {Tagetes}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several yellow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bur marigold — Bur mar i*gold See {Beggar s ticks}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bur marigold — ☆ bur marigold n. any of a genus (Bidens) of weedy plants of the composite family, having yellow rayed flowers and barbed fruits …   English World dictionary

  • bur marigold — noun any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing • Syn: ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks, ↑sticktight • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex …   Useful english dictionary

  • bur marigold — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bur marigold — bur′ mar igold n. pln any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, esp. those having conspicuous yellow flowers • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bur-marigold — bur marˈigold noun 1. Any plant of the composite genus Bidens, with barbed pappus 2. A species of Xanthium • • • Main Entry: ↑burr …   Useful english dictionary

  • bur marigold — any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, esp. those having conspicuous yellow flowers. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bur marigold — n. any of several annual crossbreed plants with noticeable yellow flowers and prickly fruits …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bur-marigold — noun a plant of the daisy family, with small yellow flowers and barbed fruit which cling to passing animals. [Bidens frondosa and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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