sticktight

[stik-tahyt]
noun
  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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Examples from the Web for stick-tights

Historical Examples of stick-tights

  • But what most attracted his attention were the “stick-tights”1 on his clothing, even up to his neck.

  • The stick-tights and jimson weed held her with detaining hands as she ran back through the unmown lawn.

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British Dictionary definitions for stick-tights

sticktight

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