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cock·le·bur

 (kŏk′əl-bûr′)
n.
1. 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.
2. A bur of this plant.

cocklebur

(ˈkɒkəlˌbɜː)
n
1. (Plants) any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium, having spiny burs: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) the bur of any of these plants

cock•le•bur

(ˈkɒk əlˌbɜr)

n.
any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocklebur - any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrscocklebur - any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs
genus Xanthium, Xanthium - coarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
2.cocklebur - burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minorcocklebur - burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
burdock, clotbur - any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs