- 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)
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bur•dock (bûr′dok),USA pronunciation n.
- 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
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burdock /ˈbɜːˌdɒk/ n
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