burweed

[ bur-weed ]
/ ˈbɜrˌwid /

noun

any of various plants bearing a burlike fruit, as the cocklebur and burdock.

Nearby words

  1. burton-upon-trent,
  2. buru,
  3. burundi,
  4. burundian,
  5. burushaski,
  6. bury,
  7. bury one's head in the sand,
  8. bury st edmunds,
  9. bury st. edmunds,
  10. bury the hatchet

Origin of burweed

First recorded in 1775–85; bur1 + weed1

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British Dictionary definitions for burweed

burweed

/ (ˈbɜːˌwiːd) /

noun

any of various plants that bear burs, such as the burdock
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