burdock

noun
bur·​dock | \ ˈbər-ˌdäk How to pronounce burdock (audio) \

Definition of burdock

: any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts

Examples of burdock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charlotte’s Web Skin Health and Allergy Support Chews are high-quality, full-spectrum hemp extracts that include biotin, nettle leaf, burdock root, and marshmallow root to support dogs with sensitive skin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 May 2022 Charlotte’s Web Skin Health and Allergy Support Chews are made with a high-quality, full-spectrum hemp extract and a blend of botanicals including biotin, nettle leaf, burdock root, and marshmallow root to help dogs with sensitive skin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2022 Not too far from Caledonia Spirits’ headquarters in Vermont, a local farmer grows burdock, a root used in Japanese cuisine. Outside Online, 19 Apr. 2020 One example is Velcro, Aryee says, which was invented in the 1950s after Swiss engineer George de Mestral was intrigued by how the burdock burrs stuck to his dog’s fur so effectively. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 3 Apr. 2022 This Scotch Porter exfoliator takes advantage of those juicy ruby-red pomegranate enzymes and includes soothing aloe and youth-enhancing burdock root. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Mar. 2022 This stuff—made from chicory, burdock, and dandelion—tastes vaguely of dark butterscotch. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 26 Feb. 2022 Collective Laboratories Activating Serum, $49 GInseng root prevents DHT proliferation while burdock root and malabar kino bark keep the scalp balanced and toned. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 15 Jan. 2022 The Activating Serum also contains burdock root, which is helpful for dandruff due to its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 7 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of burdock

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2022

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burdock

noun
bur·​dock | \ ˈbər-ˌdäk How to pronounce burdock (audio) \

Kids Definition of burdock

: a tall weed related to the thistles that has prickly purplish heads of flowers

burdock

noun
bur·​dock | \ ˈbər-ˌdäk How to pronounce burdock (audio) \

Medical Definition of burdock

1 : any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts and including one (A. lappa) that has an edible root used as a vegetable and in herbal medicine
2 or burdock root : the edible root of the burdock (Arctium lappa) Herbalists use dried burdock as a diuretic and a blood-purifying agent.— Kathryn Shattuck, The New York Times

called also lappa

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