Bur definition

bûr
Anything that clings like a bur.
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Bureau.
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A rough protuberance, especially a burl on a tree.
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Burma.
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A persistently clinging or nettlesome person or thing.
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A weed or other plant with burs.
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The rough, prickly seedcase or fruit of certain plants, as the sticktight, cocklebur, etc.
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(dentistry) A cutting or drilling bit.
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To remove burs from.
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Bureau.
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Burma.
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The definition of a bur is the rough case on a plant that holds seeds or fruit by hooks or teeth.

An example of a plant with burs is ragweed.

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Bur means to remove prickly parts.

An example of bur is to remove the prickly husks from a tumbleweed.

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Any of various rotary cutting tools designed to be attached to a drill.
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A rough prickly husk or covering surrounding the seeds or fruits of plants such as the chestnut or the burdock.
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A plant producing such husks or coverings.
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Bureau.
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Burmese.
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A type of pseudocarp in which the outer surface possesses hooks or barbs. Burs become caught in the feathers or hair of animals, which then carry them away to disperse the seeds.
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A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants.
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Any of several plants having such husks.
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A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads.
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Alternative form of burr (small piece of material)
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Placename prefix, indicated site of a fortified place.
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To burr.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bur
Plural:
burs

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 Wiktionary

  • From Old English burh (“fortified place”)

    From Wiktionary