bur

1
[ bur ]
/ bɜr /

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

Definition for bur (2 of 4)

bur2
[ bur ]
/ bɜr /

noun

Definition for bur (3 of 4)

bur.

bureau.

Definition for bur (4 of 4)

Bur.

Burma.
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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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Medical definitions for bur

bur

n.

A rotary cutting instrument used in dentistry for excavating decay, shaping cavity forms, and reducing tooth structure.
A drilling tool for enlarging a trephine hole in the cranium.
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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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