sandbur
noun Date: 1830 any of a genus (Cenchrus) of grasses producing spikelets enclosed in ovoid spiny involucres that form burs; also one of these burs

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  • sandbur — ☆ sandbur or sandburr [sand′bʉr΄ ] n. any of a genus (Cenchrus) of grasses, having their grains enclosed in spiny burs …   English World dictionary

  • sandbur — /sand berr /, n. 1. any of various grasses of the genus Cenchrus, having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs. 2. any of several bur bearing weeds growing in sandy places, as Franseria acanthicarpa or Solanum rostratum, of the western U.S. Also,… …   Universalium

  • sandbur — noun grass of the eastern United States and tropical America having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs • Syn: ↑sandspur, ↑field sandbur, ↑Cenchrus tribuloides • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Cenchrus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandbur — noun Any of several grasses, of the genus Cenchrus, found in the south eastern United States, that has a spiny burr …   Wiktionary

  • Sandbur — Cenchrus (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • sandbur — sand•bur or sand•burr [[t]ˈsændˌbɜr[/t]] n. 1) pln any of various grasses of the genus Cenchrus, having grains enclosed in prickly burs 2) pln any of several bur bearing weeds growing in sandy places • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sandbur grass — noun see sandbur …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pension Sandbur — (Лех,Австрия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Anger 19, 6764 Лех, Австрия …   Каталог отелей

  • field sandbur — noun grass of the eastern United States and tropical America having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs • Syn: ↑sandbur, ↑sandspur, ↑Cenchrus tribuloides • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Cenchrus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cenchrus longispinus — ID 16616 Symbol Key CELO3 Common Name mat sandbur Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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