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cocklebur

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noun cock·le·bur \ˈkä-kəl-ˌbər, ˈkə-\

Definition of cocklebur

  1. :  any of a genus (Xanthium) of prickly-fruited composite plants; also :  one of its stiff-spined fruits



1804

First Known Use of cocklebur

1804


COCKLEBUR Defined for Kids

cocklebur

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noun cock·le·bur \ˈkä-kəl-ˌbər, ˈkə-\

Definition of cocklebur for Students

  1. :  a plant with prickly fruit that is related to the thistles




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