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1. See bur marigold.
2. Any of various other plants having small fruits that cling to clothing and animal fur.
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(Plants) any of various plants, esp the bur marigold, that have barbed clinging fruits
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|Noun||1.||sticktight - 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
|2.||sticktight - parasitic on especially the heads of chickens|
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
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