any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having rayless yellow flowers and barbed achenes that cling to clothing.
the achenes of these plants.
any of several other plants having seeds or fruits that cling to clothing, as those of the genus Desmodium.
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How to use beggar-ticks in a sentence
It was overrun with Roman wormwood and beggar-ticks, which last stuck to my clothes for all fruit.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau
British Dictionary definitions for beggar-ticks
any of various plants, such as the bur marigold and tick trefoil, having fruits or seeds that cling to clothing, fur, etc
the seed or fruit of any of these plants
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