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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.
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(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
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any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, esp. those having conspicuous yellow flowers.
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|Noun||1.||bur marigold - any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing|
Bidens coronata, Bidens trichosperma, tickseed sunflower - North American bur marigold with large flowers
Bidens tripartita, European beggar-ticks, trifid beggar-ticks, trifid bur marigold - bur marigold of temperate Eurasia
Bidens connata, swampy beggar-ticks - bur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
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