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burnet

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noun bur·net \(ˌ)bər-ˈnet, ˈbər-nət\

Definition of burnet

  1. :  any of a genus (Sanguisorba) of herbs of the rose family with odd-pinnate stipulate leaves and spikes of apetalous flowers



Origin and Etymology of burnet

Middle English, from Anglo-French burnete, from brun brown — more at brunet


First Known Use: 14th century


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