cocklebur definition

  • noun:
    • some of several annual weeds regarding the genus Xanthium into the composite family members, having tiny seedlike fresh fruits enclosed within a prickly bur that clings readily to clothes or pet fur.
    • A bur of this plant.
    • the coarse composite weeds of genus Xanthium, with a prickly fresh fruit.
    • A coarse, composite weed, having a rough or prickly good fresh fruit; one of several types of the genus Xanthium; -- called in addition clotbur.
    • The clot-bur, Xanthium Strumarium, a weedy composite plant with close spiny involucres.
    • The agrimony, Agrimonia Eupatoria.
    • The burdock, Arctium Lappa.
    • any coarse weed of this genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
    • burdock having heart-shaped leaves present in available woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of European countries (except severe N) and Asia Minor; often developed for medicinal and culinary usage
    • any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs

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