noun Date: 1804 any of a genus (Xanthium) of prickly-fruited composite plants; also one of its stiff-spined fruits

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  • Cocklebur — Coc kle*bur , n. (Bot.) A coarse, composite weed, having a rough or prickly fruit; one of several species of the genus {Xanthium}; called also {clotbur}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocklebur — ☆ cocklebur [käk′əlbʉr΄ ] n. any of a genus (Xanthium) of coarse plants of the composite family, bearing closed burs and growing commonly as a weed …   English World dictionary

  • Cocklebur — Xanthium Xanthium strumarium Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • cocklebur — /kok euhl berr /, n. 1. any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs. 2. the burdock, Arctium lappa. [1795 1805; COCKLE2 + BUR1] * * * ▪ plant also called  Clotbur,    weedy annual plant of the genus Xanthium …   Universalium

  • cocklebur — paprastasis dagišius statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Xanthium strumarium). atitikmenys: lot. Xanthium strumarium angl. California bur; cocklebur šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cocklebur — n. any coarse weed or plant with prickly seed husks; burdock, plant with a prickly clinging seedpod …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cocklebur — noun a plant of the daisy family with broad leaves and burred fruits, native to tropical America. [Xanthium strumarium.] Origin C19: from cockle2 + bur …   English new terms dictionary

  • cocklebur — cock·le·bur …   English syllables

  • cocklebur — cock•le•bur [[t]ˈkɒk əlˌbɜr[/t]] n. pln any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • cocklebur — noun 1. burdock having heart shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use • Syn: ↑great burdock, ↑greater burdock, ↑Arctium… …   Useful english dictionary

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