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sticktight

[stik-tahyt] /ˈstɪkˌtaɪt/
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
noun use of verb phrase stick tight
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sticktight

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

genus of weedy herbs in the family Asteraceae, consisting of about 230 species, variously known as bur-marigold, sticktights, beggar-ticks, and tickseed-sunflowers, distributed throughout the world. Some have divided leaves with toothed segments and long ray flowers; others have undivided, lance-shaped leaves and short ray flowers or none at all

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