nounchiefly North American
Another term for coreopsis.
More example sentences
- Look closely at the beautiful flowers common to this region including tickseeds and wild petunias.
- They were continuing to center their nectaring activities on tickseeds, thistles, and goldenrod.
- Many other tickseeds have similar flowers, but differ vegetatively and ecologically.
mid 16th century: so named because of the resemblance of the seed to a parasitic tick.
Definition of tickseed in:
- The US English dictionary