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sandbur

or sand·burr

[ sand-bur ]

noun

  1. any of various grasses of the genus Cenchrus, having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs. bur.
  2. any of several bur-bearing weeds growing in sandy places, as Franseria acanthicarpa or Solanum rostratum, of the western U.S.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sandbur1

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; sand + bur 1

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