any of several Eurasian legumes of the genus Medicago, as M. hispida, having yellow flowers and prickly, coiled, black pods, naturalized in North America.
Origin of bur clover
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for bur clover
This and the toothed medic are known to farmers under the name of bur-clover.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various