Burdock definition

bûrdŏk
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Any of several plants of the genus Arctium of the composite family, having edible roots and pink or purplish flower heads surrounded by prickly bracts that form burs.
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Any of several plants (genus Arctium) of the composite family, with large basal leaves and purple-flowered heads covered with hooked prickles.
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Any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burdock
Plural:
burdocks

Origin of burdock

  • bur dock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • bur +‎ dock

    From Wiktionary