genus Arctium


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Noun1.genus Arctium - burdockgenus Arctium - burdock        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
burdock, clotbur - any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
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Under the pretext of a yen for blowing bubbles --which would have been a better (much better) idea--I shot a week's allowance for this five-cent corncob pipe and headed directly for the haymow to look for ripe seed from the burdock, of the genus Arctium, meaning "arcs when heated.