any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, especially those having conspicuous yellow flowers.
Origin of bur marigold
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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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, sticktight
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