spiny clotbur

noun
variants: or spiny cocklebur

Definition of spiny clotbur

: a European cocklebur (Xanthium spinosum) naturalized widely as a weed in waste grounds and having 3-branched spines at the axils of the leaves

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“Spiny clotbur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny%20clotbur. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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