beggar-ticks

noun

beg·​gar-ticks ˈbe-gər-ˌtiks How to pronounce beggar-ticks (audio)
variants or less commonly beggar's-ticks
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
1
: bur marigold
also : its prickly achenes
2

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of beggar-ticks was circa 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Beggar-ticks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beggar-ticks. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

beggar-ticks

singular or plural noun
beg·​gar-ticks
ˈbeg-ər-ˌtiks
variants also beggar's-ticks
-ərz-
: bur marigold
also : its prickly fruits
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