- Present participle of burr.
Variant of bur
- the rough, prickly seedcase or fruit of certain plants, as the sticktight, cocklebur, etc.
- a weed or other plant with burs
- anything that clings like a bur
- Dentistry a cutting or drilling bit
- burr & burr
Origin of burMiddle English burre ; from Scand; akin to Danish burre, Swedish borre ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhors-: for base see bristle