bur reed

  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for bur reed

bur reed

  1. 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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