burdock

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːˌdɒk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bûrdok)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bur•dock  (bûrdok),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya composite plant of the genus Arctium, esp. A. lappa, a coarse, broad-leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing.
  • bur1 + dock4 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
burdock /ˈbɜːˌdɒk/ n
  1. a coarse weedy Eurasian plant of the genus Arctium, having large heart-shaped leaves, tiny purple flowers surrounded by hooked bristles, and burlike fruits: family Asteraceae (composites)
Etymology: 16th Century: from bur + dock4
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