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cocklebur


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cocklebur  \Coc"kle*bur`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  coarse,  composite  weed,  having  a  rough  or  prickly  fruit; 
  one  of  several  species  of  the  genus  {Xanthium};  --  called 
  also  {clotbur}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cocklebur 
  n  1:  any  coarse  weed  of  the  genus  Xanthium  having  spiny  burrs 
  [syn:  {cockleburr}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {great  burdock},  {greater  burdock},  {Arctium 
  lappa}] 




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