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stick·tight

 (stĭk′tīt′)
n.
2. Any of various other plants having small fruits that cling to clothing and animal fur.

sticktight

(ˈstɪkˌtaɪt)
n
(Plants) any of various plants, esp the bur marigold, that have barbed clinging fruits
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Noun1.sticktight - any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothingsticktight - 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
2.sticktight - parasitic on especially the heads of chickens
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
Echidnophaga, genus Echidnophaga - a genus of Siphonaptera
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A sticktight is the infected, discolored pecan shuck, dried and adhering tightly to the pecan shell.
So prevalent is it that a quail-hunting friend once complained that he'd broken open a brand-new package of underwear shorts--and found sticktights on them.