bur bristlegrass

noun

Definition of bur bristlegrass

: a Eurasian annual grass (Setaria verticillata) that is naturalized as a weed in North America especially in the northeastern states, is often tufted in appearance, and has spikelets with backward-barbed bristles

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History and Etymology for bur bristlegrass

burr (prickly envelope) + bristle grass

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“Bur bristlegrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bur%20bristlegrass. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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