tick·​seed ˈtik-ˌsēd How to pronounce tickseed (audio)

Examples of tickseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sun Exposure: Full Soil Type: Well-draining Soil pH: 6.0-7.0 Sunny and long-blooming, coreopsis (or tickseed) is a low-maintenance perennial that deer rarely touch. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 15 May 2024 Featuring native plantings, the garden includes eastern redbuds, winterberry holly, hibiscus, little blue stem, arrowwood, coreopsis tickseed, cone flower and bee balm. John Benson, cleveland, 24 July 2023 There are also several hefty new tickseeds (Coreopsis) available, including Gold Standard, Summer Sunshine and Gilded Lace. Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 Coreopsis is also called tickseed. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 11 June 2021 These include columbine, bee balm, blanket flower, campanula, lavender, peonies, salvia, speedwell, and tickseed. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 8 Nov. 2022 Some perennials such as Zagreb threadleaf tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) will continue to expand and take over sections of your bed without occasional dividing. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 16 Apr. 2022 These included milkweed, tickseed, corkystem passionflower, firebush, Virginia snakeroot and blue porterweed. Amanda Klarsfeld, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tickseed was circa 1760

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“Tickseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tickseed. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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