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butterbur


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butterbur  \But"ter*bur`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  broad-leaved  plant  ({Petasites  vulgaris})  of  the  Composite 
  family,  said  to  have  been  used  in  England  for  wrapping  up 
  pats  of  butter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butterbur 
  n  :  small  Eurasian  herb  having  broad  leaves  and  lilac-pink 
  rayless  flowers;  found  in  moist  areas  [syn:  {bog  rhubarb}, 
  {Petasites  hybridus},  {Petasites  vulgaris}] 




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