What does bur reed mean?

bur reed in AZ Dictionary

(n) some of different aquatic or wetland flowers of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fresh fruits.
(n) a plant regarding the genus Sparganium, having lengthy ribbonlike leaves.
(n) the normal title of species of Sparganium, so-called from their particular slim, reed-like leaves and bur-like heads of fruit. The floating bur-reed is S. angustifolium. See Sparganium.

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    • herbaceous plant, Herb
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