: any of a genus (Xanthium) of prickly-fruited composite plantsalso: one of its stiff-spined fruits
Examples of cocklebur in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe lake’s receding water left behind a crazy plain of sprawling cocklebur fields pocked with silty potholes.
T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 10 Mar. 2020 There amid coons and cocklebur, Charlie maybe harbored regrets.
Rick Montgomery, kansascity, 17 Oct. 2017 Michael Franklin was a cocklebur for the Steers, accounting for 402 Wyatt yards and five touchdowns.
John Henry, star-telegram, 28 Sep. 2017 In addition to switchgrass and American beach grass, look for cocklebur, sea rocket and cottonwood here.
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