follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

cocklebur

[kok-uh l-bur] /ˈkɒk əlˌbɜr/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs.
2.
the burdock, Arctium lappa.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; cockle2 + bur1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for cocklebur

cocklebur

/ˈkɒkəlˌbɜː/
noun
1.
any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium, having spiny burs: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
the bur of any of these plants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for cocklebur

clotbur

weedy annual plant of the genus Xanthium of the family Asteraceae, distributed throughout much of Europe and parts of North America. Some authorities consider that the genus contains about 15 species, others say from 2 to 4

Learn more about clotbur with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cocklebur

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cocklebur

0
24
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cocklebur