Definition of Burdock

1. Noun. Any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs.

Exact synonyms: Clotbur
Group relationships: Arctium, Genus Arctium
Specialized synonyms: Arctium Minus, Common Burdock, Lesser Burdock, Arctium Lappa, Cocklebur, Great Burdock, Greater Burdock
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex



Definition of Burdock

1. n. A genus of coarse biennial herbs (Lappa), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals.

Definition of Burdock

1. Noun. Any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burdock

1. a coarse weed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Burdock

1. A genus of coarse biennial herbs (Lappa), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals. The common burdock is the Lappa officinalis. Origin: Bur + dock the plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burdock

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Literary usage of Burdock

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1. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"A burdock BIRD-TRAP October E have indeed a most formidable device in the tenacious burr seed of the burdock. Beset with hooked - tipped spines, ..."

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