burdock

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bur·dock

noun \ˈbər-ˌdäk\

Definition of BURDOCK

:  any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts

First Known Use of BURDOCK

15th century

bur·dock

noun \ˈbər-ˌdäk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BURDOCK

: any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts and including one (A. lappa) that is the source of lappa

burdock

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant of the genus Arctium, in the Asteraceae family, bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts. Native to Europe and Asia, burdock species have been naturalized throughout North America. They are cultivated for their edible root in Asia but are regarded as weeds in the U.S. Their fruits are round burrs that stick to clothing and fur.

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