Arctium

noun Arc·ti·um \ˈärkshēəm, -ktēəm\

Definition of Arctium

  1. :  a genus of Old World coarse biennial herbs (family Compositae) distinguished by the bristly receptacle of the flower heads and by the hooked involucral bracts — see burdock

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Origin and Etymology of arctium

New Latin, from Greek arktion, a plant, probably from arktos bear


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