An example of a plant with burs is ragweed.
An example of bur is to remove the prickly husks from a tumbleweed.
Other Word Forms
Origin of bur
- Middle English burre of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From a Scandinavian language, such as Danish burre (“bur, burdock”). See also burr.
- From Old English burh (“fortified place”)