HyperDic: sticktight

English > 2 senses of the word sticktight:
NOUNplantsticktight, bur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks, beggar's-ticksany of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
animalsticktight, sticktight flea, Echidnophaga gallinaceaparasitic on especially the heads of chickens
sticktight > pronunciation
Soundsstih'ktay.t
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English > sticktight: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing.
Synonymsbur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks, beggar's-ticks
Member ofBidens, genus Bidensbur marigolds
PartsSpanish needles, beggar-ticksThe seed of bur marigolds
NarrowerEuropean beggar-ticks, trifid beggar-ticks, trifid bur marigold, Bidens tripartitabur marigold of temperate Eurasia
Spanish needles, Bidens bipinnataCommon bur marigold of the eastern United States
swampy beggar-ticks, Bidens connatabur marigold of eastern and northern United States and Canada common in wet pastures and meadows
tickseed sunflower, Bidens coronata, Bidens trichospermaNorth American bur marigold with large flowers
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
English > sticktight: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningParasitic on especially the heads of chickens.
Synonymssticktight flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea
Member ofEchidnophaga, genus EchidnophagaA genus of Siphonaptera
BroaderfleaAny wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

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