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tick·seed

 (tĭk′sēd′)
n.

[From tick (from its seed's shape).]

tick•seed

(ˈtɪkˌsid)

n.
any of various plants having seeds resembling ticks, as a coreopsis.
[1555–65]
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Noun1.tickseed - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periodstickseed - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
genus Coreopsis - genus of American plants widely cultivated for their flowers
Coreopsis gigantea, giant coreopsis - large treelike shrub having feathery leaves and clusters of large yellow flower heads; coastal southern California
Coreopsis maritima, sea dahlia - stout herb with flowers one to a stalk; ornamental developed from a Mexican wildflower
calliopsis, Coreopsis tinctoria - North American annual widely cultivated for its yellow flowers with purple-red to brownish centers; in some classifications placed in a subgenus Calliopsis
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests