sandbur

noun
sand·​bur | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbər How to pronounce sandbur (audio) \

Definition of sandbur

: any of a genus (Cenchrus) of grasses producing spikelets enclosed in ovoid spiny involucres that form burs also : one of these burs

First Known Use of sandbur

1830, in the meaning defined above

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