burdock
noun Date: 15th century any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts

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  • Burdock — Bur dock, n. [Bur + dock the plant.] (Bot.) A genus of coarse biennial herbs ({Lappa}), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals. [1913 Webster] Note: The common burdock is the {Lappa officinalis}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdock — coarse, weedy plant, 1590s, from BUR (Cf. bur) + DOCK (Cf. dock) (n.3) …   Etymology dictionary

  • burdock — ► NOUN ▪ a herbaceous plant of the daisy family, with large leaves and prickly flowers. ORIGIN from BUR(Cf. ↑B) + DOCK(Cf. ↑dock) …   English terms dictionary

  • burdock — [bʉr′däk΄] n. [ BUR1 + DOCK3] any of several plants (genus Arctium) of the composite family, with large basal leaves and purple flowered heads covered with hooked prickles …   English World dictionary

  • Burdock — Taxobox name = Burdock image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Cynareaecite web | url = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora id=1 taxon id=20706 | …   Wikipedia

  • burdock — didžioji varnalėša statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Arctium lappa), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arctium lappa angl. burdock; edible burdock; great burdock; lappa… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • burdock — /berr dok/, n. a composite plant of the genus Arctium, esp. A. lappa, a coarse, broad leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing. [1590 1600; BUR1 + DOCK4] * * * Any plant of the genus Arctium, in the composite family,… …   Universalium

  • burdock — noun Any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium …   Wiktionary

  • burdock — bur·dock bər .däk n any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts and including one (A. lappa) that is the source of lappa …   Medical dictionary

  • burdock — bur·dock || bɜːdÉ’k n. plant with a prickly clinging seedpod …   English contemporary dictionary

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