plural -s
dialectal, England
: any of several plants related to the burdocks (as the cleavers, the butterbur, the coltsfoot, and the spatterdock)

Word History


Middle English, from Old English clāte burr, burdock; akin to Latin glut-, glus glue, Lithuanian gliẽti to grease

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“Clote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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