bur·​net | \ (ˌ)bər-ˈnet How to pronounce burnet (audio) , 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

Examples of burnet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Cameli casually forages for wild herbs among the vines, handing us wild mint and salad burnet to taste. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 June 2021 The sale will also feature herb plants to include chamomile, cilantro, dill, parsley, sage, salad burnet and thyme. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, 11 Sep. 2019 Oregano and Cuban oregano grow next to each other alongside a patch of salad burnet. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, 14 Mar. 2018 Oregano and Cuban oregano grow next to each other alongside a patch of salad burnet. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, 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, 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 brunette entry 2

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“Burnet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnet. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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