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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of various bur marigolds, especially Bidens bipinatta, having long, thin, barbed achenes.
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a composite plant, Bidens bipinnata, having achenes with downwardly barbed awns.
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|Noun||1.||Spanish needles - the seed of bur marigolds |
beggar's-ticks, bur marigold, burr marigold, sticktight, beggar-ticks - any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
|2.||Spanish needles - common bur marigold of the eastern United States|
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