any of various composite plants of the genus Bidens, especially those having conspicuous yellow flowers.
any plant of the genus Bidens that has yellow flowers and pointed fruits that cling to fur and clothing: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called beggar-ticks, sticktight
any of several plants belonging to the genera Sanguisorba and Poterium, of the rose family, having pinnate leaves and dense heads of small flowers. Sir (Frank) Macfarlane [muh k-fahr-luh n] /məkˈfɑr lən/ (Show IPA), 1899–1985, Australian physician: Nobel Prize in Physiology 1960. Historical Examples Carry On! Herbert Strang Make or Break Oliver Optic Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]
a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs. a similar garment worn by women at various periods in Europe and the United States. Historical Examples The Arab’s Pledge Edward L. Mitford The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne Miss Caprice St. […]
an oak tree, Quercus macrocarpa, of eastern North America, having shiny, dark-green leaves, light-gray deeply ridged bark, and very large acorns with a fringed cup, yielding a hard, durable wood: the state tree of Illinois. Historical Examples Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman noun an E North American oak, Quercus macrocarpa, having fringed acorn cups […]
belching, tending to belch, or feeling like belching: Carbonated beverages make me burpy. causing one to belch: burpy foods. Historical Examples Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen’s Wife: Marietta Holley