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sandbur

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noun sand·bur \ˈsan(d)-ˌbər\

Definition of sandbur

  1. :  any of a genus (Cenchrus) of grasses producing spikelets enclosed in ovoid spiny involucres that form burs; also :  one of these burs



1830

First Known Use of sandbur

1830


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