Definition of bur marigold in English:

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bur marigold

noun

Another term for beggarticks.
Example sentences
  • Next of kin to the golden coreopsis, it behooves some of the bur-marigolds to redeem their clan's reputation for ugliness.
  • In the fall, bur-marigolds, also known as beggar-ticks because their barbed fruit stick to clothing, provide a spectacular display of yellow flowers.
  • Half has been left for the orange foxtail, bur-marigolds (after discussions last year).

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Syllabification: bur mar·i·gold

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