bur reed definition by Webster's New World
any of a genus (Sparganium) of the bur-reed family, having grasslike leaves and hard, dry, prickly fruits
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designating a family (Sparganiaceae, order Typhales) of monocotyledonous marsh or water plants
bur reed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various aquatic or wetland plants of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fruits.