beggar-ticks definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also beggar's ticksplural noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- a. Any of various weeds of the genus Bidens in the composite family, having heads of usually yellow flowers. Also called Spanish needles, sticktight.b. The small barbed achenes of any of these plants, clinging readily to clothing and animal fur.
- Any of certain other plants or their clinging fruits.
Variant of beggar's-ticks
noun pl. beggar's-ticks
- tick trefoil
- the prickly seed pod of a tick trefoil
- bur marigold
- the prickly seed of a bur marigold