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  1. any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having barbed achenes that adhere to clothing or fur.
  2. any of various other plants having seeds that adhere to clothing or fur.
  3. a seed of any of these plants.

Origin of sticktight

noun use of verb phrase stick tight
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British Dictionary definitions for sticktight


  1. any of various plants, esp the bur marigold, that have barbed clinging fruits
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