follow Dictionary.com

A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls

Spanish needles

noun
1.
a composite plant, Bidens bipinnata, having achenes with downwardly barbed awns.
2.
the achenes themselves.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45, Americanism; in allusion to its tropical American origin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Spanish needles

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Spanish

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends