cocklebur

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noun cock·le·bur \ ˈkä-kəl-ˌbər , ˈkə- \

Definition of cocklebur

:any of a genus (Xanthium) of prickly-fruited composite plants; also :one of its stiff-spined fruits

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First Known Use of cocklebur

1804


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cocklebur

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noun cock·le·bur \ ˈkä-kəl-ˌbər , ˈkə- \

Definition of cocklebur for Students

:a plant with prickly fruit that is related to the thistles

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