bur·​net | \(ˌ)bər-ˈnet, ˈbər-nət\

Definition of burnet 

: any of a genus (Sanguisorba) of herbs of the rose family with odd-pinnate stipulate leaves and spikes of apetalous flowers

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Oregano and Cuban oregano grow next to each other alongside a patch of salad burnet. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "When farm-to-table comes to your own front yard," 14 Mar. 2018 Burnet opened a fridge in the kitchen area stocked with chef-prepared meals from Origin Meals, an organic food service in Minneapolis that follows the Paleo diet protocol. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: It’s about uppercuts and prime cuts at this gym," 27 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of burnet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burnet

Middle English, from Anglo-French burnete, from brun brown — more at brunet

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