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- another term for coreopsis
- ‘They were continuing to center their nectaring activities on tickseeds, thistles, and goldenrod.’
- ‘Many other tickseeds have similar flowers, but differ vegetatively and ecologically.’
- ‘All tickseeds in Florida, except Swamp Tickseed, have yellow ray flowers.’
- ‘The flowers (especially the middle) look like some tickseeds, but the leaves look much more like a helianthus.’
- ‘Look closely at the beautiful flowers common to this region including tickseeds and wild petunias.’
Mid 16th century: so named because of the resemblance of the seed to a parasitic tick.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.