Definition of Bur reed

1. Noun. Marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit.

Group relationships: Genus Sparganium, Sparganium
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bur Reed

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buqsha
buqshas
bur
bur-
bur-reed family
bur block
bur blocks
bur drill
bur fish
bur marigold
bur marigolds
bur oak
bur reed (current term)
buraku
burakumin
buran
burangaite
burans
buras
burb
burbankite
burble
burbled
burbler
burblers
burbles
burblier

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 ..."

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