bur reed

noun

Definition of bur reed

: any of a genus (Sparganium of the family Sparganiaceae) of herbaceous plants with globose fruits resembling burs

First Known Use of bur reed

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bur reed was in 1597

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“Bur reed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bur%20reed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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