bur reed


noun

any plant of the genus Sparganium, having ribbony leaves and bearing burlike fruit.

Origin of bur reed

First recorded in 1590–1600
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bur reed


noun

a marsh plant of the genus Sparganium, having narrow leaves, round clusters of small green flowers, and round prickly fruit: family Sparganiaceae
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