Wild burnet
Burnet Bur"net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially, {Poterium Sanguisorba}, the common, or garden, burnet. [1913 Webster]

{Burnet moth} (Zo["o]l.), in England, a handsome moth ({Zyg[ae]na filipendula}), with crimson spots on the wings.

{Burnet saxifrage}. (Bot.) See {Saxifrage}.

{Canadian burnet}, a marsh plant ({Poterium Canadensis}).

{Great burnet}, {Wild burnet}, {Poterium oficinalis} (or {Sanguisorba oficinalis}). [1913 Webster]


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  • wild burnet — noun : a burnet (Sanguisorba canadensis) of No. America …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burnet — Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnet moth — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnet saxifrage — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnet-leaved rose — burnet rose or burnet leaved rose noun A wild rose (Rosa spinosissima) with leaves like burnet, the Scotch rose • • • Main Entry: ↑burnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • burnet rose — noun : scotch rose * * * burnet rose or burnet leaved rose noun A wild rose (Rosa spinosissima) with leaves like burnet, the Scotch rose • • • Main Entry: ↑burnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • burnet rose — noun a small wild rose with white flowers and leaves like those of burnet. [Rosa pimpinellifolia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wild sheep — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canadian burnet — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Great burnet — Burnet Bur net, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See {Brunette}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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