Definition of Cockle-bur
1. Noun. Any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs.
Group relationships: Genus Xanthium, Xanthium
Generic synonyms: Weed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockle-bur
Literary usage of Cockle-bur
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"... its extremity whenever the larynx was elevated by an attempt at deglutition. The cockle-bur was evidently situated vertically, with one end within the ..."
2. Journal by United States Congress Senate (1879)
"5«3, for "An act requiring the destruction of the cockle-bur weed, or plant," was read at large a second time. Amend House Bill No. ..."
3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"REMOVAL OF cockle-bur FROM THE LARYNX.1 BY AB THRASHER, AM, MD, ... Of course the removal of the cockle bur was followed by a rapid recovery from all the ..."
4. American Medical Journal (1875)
"Xanthium Strumarium (Common Cockle Bur).—By WM. FULTON, MD, Mahomet, Ill. The cockle bur I have found to be one of the most reliable renal remedies. ..."
5. Cincinnati Medical and Dental Journal (1887)
"Dr. DB Crawley, of King, Mississippi, writes us that recently a negro boy, aged nine, was brought to him with a cockle bur lodged in his larynx. ..."
6. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"To this day, no useful property has been discovered in the cockle-bur, although in time it may prove as valuable either in medicine or chemistry as many ..."