bur

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: bur

1
n
seed vessel having hooks or prickles
2
n
small bit used in dentistry or surgery
3
v
remove the burrs from
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: bur
1

n seed vessel having hooks or prickles

Synonyms:
burr
Types:
Spanish needles, beggar-ticks
the seed of bur marigolds
Type of:
pericarp, seed vessel
the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
2

n small bit used in dentistry or surgery

Synonyms:
burr
Type of:
bit
the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press
3

v remove the burrs from

Synonyms:
burr
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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