burweed

noun
bur·​weed | \ ˈbər-ˌwēd How to pronounce burweed (audio) \

Definition of burweed

: any of various plants (such as a cocklebur or burdock) having burry fruit

Examples of burweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lawn burweed is a winter annual that germinates in the fall, grows in the winter and starts producing the painful burs in the spring. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 27 May 2022

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First Known Use of burweed

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of burweed was circa 1656

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Last Updated

31 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Burweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burweed. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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