bur marigold


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bur marigold

n.
Any of several weeds of the genus Bidens of the composite family, having yellow flower heads and barbed achenes that stick to clothing or fur. Also called beggar ticks, sticktight.

bur marigold

n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Bidens that has yellow flowers and pointed fruits that cling to fur and clothing: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: beggar-ticks or sticktight

bur′ mar`igold


n.
any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, esp. those having conspicuous yellow flowers.
[1810–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bur marigold - any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothingbur marigold - any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
Bidens, genus Bidens - bur marigolds
Bidens bipinnata, Spanish needles - common bur marigold of the eastern United States
beggar-ticks, Spanish needles - the seed of bur marigolds
Bidens coronata, Bidens trichosperma, tickseed sunflower - North American bur marigold with large flowers
Bidens connata, swampy beggar-ticks - bur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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