cocklebur definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Xanthium) of coarse plants of the composite family, bearing closed burs and growing commonly as a weed
cocklebur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several annual weeds of the genus Xanthium in the composite family, having small seedlike fruits enclosed within a prickly bur that clings readily to clothing or animal fur.
- A bur of this plant.