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bur

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[ bur ]
/ bɜr /
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noun
verb (used with object), burred, bur·ring.
to extract or remove burs from.
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Origin of bur

1
1300–50; Middle English burre, apparently cognate with Danish burre,Norwegian, Swedish borre bur

Other definitions for bur (2 of 4)

bur2
[ bur ]
/ bɜr /

noun

Other definitions for bur (3 of 4)

bur.

abbreviation
bureau.

Other definitions for bur (4 of 4)

Bur.

abbreviation
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How to use bur in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bur (1 of 3)

bur
/ (bɜː) /

noun
a seed vessel or flower head, as of burdock, having hooks or prickles
any plant that produces burs
a person or thing that clings like a bur
a small surgical or dental drill
a variant spelling of burr 3, burr 4
verb burs, burring or burred
(tr) to remove burs from
Also (for senses 1–4): burr

Word Origin for bur

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish burre bur, Swedish kardborre burdock

British Dictionary definitions for bur (2 of 3)

BUR

abbreviation for
Myanmar (international car registration)

Word Origin for BUR

from Burma

British Dictionary definitions for bur (3 of 3)

Bur.

abbreviation for
Myanmar (Burma)
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Scientific definitions for bur

bur

A type of pseudocarp in which the outer surface possesses hooks or barbs. Burs become caught in the feathers or hair of animals, which then carry them away to disperse the seeds.
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