- a composite plant of the genus Arctium, especially A. lappa, a coarse, broad-leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing.
Origin of burdock
Examples from the Web for burdock
Historical Examples of burdock
No, I would let it go, and ask him for burdock or beet, as the case might be.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
"Come along with us, sir, and we'll show you," said Burdock.Sandra Belloni, Complete
I knew I didn't need them burdock bitters all the time I was takin' 'em.The Rival Campers Ashore
Ruel Perley Smith
You must be prepared to greet mullein and burdock as equals.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
And the thistle looked at the burdock and asked, "Where in the world have you come from?"The Queen Bee and Other Nature Stories
- a coarse weedy Eurasian plant of the genus Arctium, having large heart-shaped leaves, tiny purple flowers surrounded by hooked bristles, and burlike fruits: family Asteraceae (composites)