Definition of Spanish needles

: any of several bur marigolds especially : an annual (Bidens bipinnata) of North America and Asia having yellow flowers and dissected leaves

First Known Use of Spanish needles

1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Spanish needles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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