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burdock

[bur-dok] /ˈbɜr dɒk/
noun
1.
a composite plant of the genus Arctium, especially A. lappa, a coarse, broad-leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; bur1 + dock4
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British Dictionary definitions for burdocks

burdock

/ˈbɜːˌdɒk/
noun
1.
a coarse weedy Eurasian plant of the genus Arctium, having large heart-shaped leaves, tiny purple flowers surrounded by hooked bristles, and burlike fruits: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C16: from bur + dock4
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Word Origin and History for burdocks

burdock

n.

coarse, weedy plant, 1590s, from bur + dock (n.3).

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