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butterbur

[buht-er-bur] /ˈbʌt ərˌbɜr/
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Petasites, having large, woolly leaves said to have been used to wrap butter.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; butter + bur1
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British Dictionary definitions for butterbur

butterbur

/ˈbʌtəˌbɜː/
noun
1.
a plant of the Eurasian genus Petasites with fragrant whitish or purple flowers, woolly stems, and leaves formerly used to wrap butter: family Asteraceae (composites)
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