Burnet definition

bər-nĕt, bûrnĭt
Any of several perennial plants of the genus Sanguisorba of the rose family, some species of which have edible leaves used in salads or sauces.
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Any of a genus (Sanguisorba) of plants of the rose family, with white, red, purple, or greenish, apetalous flowers in thimble-shaped heads; esp., an herb (S. minor or more recently Poterium sanguisorba) with leaves that are used as in salads, seasonings, and herbal teas.
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Sanguisorba, an herb used in salads and herbal teas.
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A surname​.
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A city in Texas.
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Noun

Singular:
burnet
Plural:
burnets

Origin of burnet

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin burneta from Old French brunete dark brown diminutive of brun brown of Germanic origin bher-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old French brunet, brunete (“brunette”)

    From Wiktionary