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bur reedor bur-reed (bûr′rēd′)
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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(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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any of various plants of the genus Sparganium having ribbony leaves and bearing burlike fruit.
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|Noun||1.||bur 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
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