cocklebur

Primary Meanings of cocklebur

1.
n
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
2.
n
any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
Full Definitions of cocklebur
1

n 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

Synonyms:
Arctium lappa, great burdock, greater burdock
Type of:
burdock, clotbur
any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
2

n any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs

Synonyms:
cockle-bur, cockle-burr, cockleburr
Type of:
weed
any plant that crowds out cultivated plants

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