Definitions of burdock

n any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs

Arctium minus, common burdock, lesser burdock
a plant that is ubiquitous in all but very acid soil; found in most of Europe and North Africa
Arctium lappa, cocklebur, great burdock, greater burdock
burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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