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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 of cocklebur
1795-1805
1795-1805; cockle2 + bur1
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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
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