salad burnet

salad burnet

noun
a plant, Poterium sanguisorba, of the rose family, native to Eurasia, having rounded heads of small, greenish flowers in short spikes and edible leaves.

Origin:
1850–55

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salad burnet

noun
1. European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads 
2. leaves sometimes used for salad 
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