: 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

Word History


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

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“Arctium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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