Definition of Bur reed
1. Noun. Marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit.
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Literary usage of Bur reed
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"BUR-REED FAMILY. Marsh or pond plants with creeping rootstocks and fibrous roots, ... Broad-fruited Bur-reed. (Fig. 138.) Sparganium eurycarpum F ..."
2. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Cat-Tail. floating Bur-reed. (From the Greek ri^oj, a marsh; on account of its place of growth.) Flowers collected into a long dense cylindric spike. ..."
3. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"Brown-white Bur-reed. June-September Sparganium: an ancient name, probably from Greek for ... Three other members of the Bur-reed Family have been reported. ..."
4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The Widgeons were entirely vegetarian also, consuming pond weed, wild celery, water-lily seeds (Brasenia), bur-reed, and smart- weed seeds ..."
5. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Broad Fruited Bur-reed. Borders of ponds. Frequent. C. & S. 120. S. minimum Fries. Small Bur-reed. Hubbardston; Manistee, EJ Hill; Macomb Co.; Homestead, ..."
6. Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard (1884)
"BRANCHED BUR-REED. SPARGANIUM RAMOSUM. THIS is a plant which delights in shallow streams or ditches, and though not perhaps of sufficient importance to ..."