burweed
noun Date: circa 1783 any of various plants (as a cocklebur or burdock) having burry fruit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burweed — [bʉr′wēd΄] n. any of various plants with burs, as the burdock, bur marigold, cocklebur, etc …   English World dictionary

  • burweed — /berr weed /, n. any of various plants bearing a burlike fruit, as the cocklebur and burdock. [1775 85; BUR1 + WEED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • burweed — bur•weed [[t]ˈbɜrˌwid[/t]] n. pln any of various plants bearing a burlike fruit, as the cocklebur • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • burweed — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of certain plants having the fruit enclosed in a bur: as a. : cocklebur b. : burdock c. : any of certain plants of the genera Galium, Triumfetta, or Amsinckia …   Useful english dictionary

  • burweed marsh elder — noun tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil in central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever • Syn: ↑false ragweed, ↑Iva xanthifolia • Hypernyms: ↑marsh elder, ↑iva * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • false ragweed — noun tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil in central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever • Syn: ↑burweed marsh elder, ↑Iva xanthifolia • Hypernyms: ↑marsh elder,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh elder — noun any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America • Syn: ↑iva • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant •… …   Useful english 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

  • Lesser Burdock — Taxobox name = Lesser Burdock image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Cynareae genus = Arctium species = A. minus binomial = Arctium minus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • iva — noun any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America • Syn: ↑marsh elder • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant • …   Useful english dictionary

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