beggar's-ticks
noun plural but singular or plural in construction see beggar-ticks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beggar's-ticks — ☆ beggar s ticks [beg′erztiks΄ ] n. pl. beggar s ticks 1. a) TICK TREFOIL b) the prickly seed pod of a tick trefoil 2. a) …   Universalium

  • beggar's-ticks — ☆ beggar s ticks [beg′erztiks΄ ] n. pl. beggar s ticks 1. a) TICK TREFOIL b) the prickly seed pod of a tick trefoil 2. a) BUR MARIGOLD b) the prickly seed of a bur …   English World dictionary

  • beggar's-ticks — beggar ticks eggar ticks n. 1. the seed of bur marigolds. Syn: spanish needles. [WordNet 1.5] 2. any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and pricky fruits that cling to fur and clothing; also called {beggar s ticks}. Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beggar's ticks — Beg gar s ticks The bur marigold ({Bidens}) and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns, and adhere to clothing and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity; also called {beggar ticks}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beggar's ticks — beggar s lice, beggar s ticks or beggar ticks plural noun 1. Any of various plants with burrs 2. The burrs themselves • • • Main Entry: ↑beg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beggar's ticks — 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

  • beggar's-ticks — noun 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, ↑sticktight • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex …   Useful english dictionary

  • beggar's ticks — /bɛgəz ˈtɪks/ (say beguhz tiks) plural noun 1. (construed as singular) any plant of the genus Bidens or other similar plant having barbed fruits which adhere to clothing; farmer s friend. 2. the fruits themselves …   Australian English dictionary

  • beggar's lice — noun 1. Eurasian and North American plants having small prickly nutlets that stick to clothing • Syn: ↑beggar lice • Hypernyms: ↑stickweed • Member Holonyms: ↑Hackelia, ↑genus Hackelia, ↑Lappula, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beg|gar's-ticks — «BEHG uhrz TIHKS», noun. 1. any one of several plants of the pea family. 2. = beggar s lice. (Cf. ↑beggar s lice) …   Useful english dictionary

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