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bur reed

or bur-reed (bûr′rēd′)
n.
Any of various aquatic or wetland plants of the genus Sparganium, having elongated leaves and ball-like clusters of tiny beaked fruits.
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bur reed

n
(Plants) a marsh plant of the genus Sparganium, having narrow leaves, round clusters of small green flowers, and round prickly fruit: family Sparganiaceae
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bur′ reed`


n.
any of various plants of the genus Sparganium having ribbony leaves and bearing burlike fruit.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.bur reed - marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruitbur reed - marsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit
genus Sparganium, Sparganium - type and sole genus of Sparganiaceae; marsh or aquatic herbs of temperate regions
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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These wetlands are typically less than a meter deep and dominated by soft rush (Juncus effusus), bur-reed (Sparganium americanum), and tag alder (Alnus serrulata).