cocklebur

[ kok-uhl-bur ]
/ ˈkɒk əlˌbɜr /

noun

any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs.
the burdock, Arctium lappa.

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Origin of cocklebur

First recorded in 1795–1805; cockle2 + bur1
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British Dictionary definitions for cocklebur

cocklebur
/ (ˈkɒkəlˌbɜː) /

noun

any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium, having spiny burs: family Asteraceae (composites)
the bur of any of these plants
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