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sandbur

[sand-bur] /ˈsændˌbɜr/
noun
1.
any of various grasses of the genus Cenchrus, having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs.
2.
any of several bur-bearing weeds growing in sandy places, as Franseria acanthicarpa or Solanum rostratum, of the western U.S.
Also, sandburr.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; sand + bur1
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  • Many of these acres are grown on sandy soils which are a perfect habitat for sandbur species.

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