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, {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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