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 for bur marigold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marigold \Mar"i*gold\, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.)
     A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms,
     especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and
     the cultivated species of Tagetes.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: There are several yellow-flowered plants of different
           genera bearing this name; as, the African marigold or
           French marigold of the genus Tagetes, of which
           several species and many varieties are found in
           gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from
           South America and Mexico: bur marigold, of the genus
           Bidens; corn marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum
           ({Chrysanthemum segetum, a pest in the cornfields of
           Italy); fig marigold, of the genus
           Mesembryanthemum; marsh marigold, of the genus
           Caltha+({Caltha+palustris">Caltha ({Caltha palustris), commonly known in
           America as the cowslip. See Marsh Marigold.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Marigold window. (Arch.) See Rose window, under Rose.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  stick-tight \stick"-tight`\, n. (Bot.)
     1. any of several plants having seeds tipped with barbs that
        may cling to fur or clothing, especially those of the
        genus Bidens, also called bur marigold,
        beggar-ticks, and Beggar's ticks, which have prickly
        flattened achenes. --RHUD
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. a seed from a sticktight[1].
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bur marigold \Bur" mar"i*gold\
     See Beggar's ticks.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bur marigold
      n 1: any of several plants of the genus Bidens having yellow
           flowers and prickly fruits that cling to fur and clothing
           [syn: bur marigold, burr marigold, beggar-ticks,
           beggar's-ticks, sticktight]

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