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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.


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


(ˈkɒk əlˌbɜr)

any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs.
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
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Soybean canopy formation effects on pitted morning glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), and sickle pod (Senna obtusifolia) emergence.
Mainly for the control of broad-leaved weeds in corn fields, such as cocklebur, three-leaf ragweed, velvetleaf, quinoa, amaranth, Polygonum, etc.
Unless for her relocation you totally reconstruct Fiddlersburg--every hump in the road, every sagged gatepost, every cocklebur patch and pig wallow, every flake of rust on the iron posts that hold up that corrugated metal awning in front of Perkins Dry Goods and the P.
SPT with house dust mite allergens (Der p1 and Der f1) and mixed pollen allergens from paper mulberry, cocklebur and grasses was also performed.
A field trial was conducted during the rainy seasons of 2011 and 2012 at the Agricultural Research Farm, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi to study the efficacy of different rates of cocklebur extract (petroleum ether, methanol and water extract @ 1000mg [L.
Acuron offers broad-spectrum control of more than 70 weeds in corn, including giant ragweed, common ragweed, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, kochia, cocklebur, morningglory and Russian thistle.
We present the case of a 7-year-old male patient with bilateral bronchial cocklebur fruit aspiration, which he sustained while playing.
and soybeans (Glycine max) and in flooded fields perched on cocklebur (Xanthium spp.
Before spraying in 1 meter linear surface, the sampling is done in two locations and the number of rough cocklebur bushes is reckoned and the weight of the dried bushes is measured after being dried in 75[degrees] Celsius oven for 72 hours.
Xanthium strumarium, commonly known as cocklebur or bur weed, belongs to the family Compositae and is an annual gregarious weed widely distributed in many parts of the world (Favier et al.
They have also begun studies on a strain of Xanthomonas bacteria found to infect the leaves of common cocklebur, marestail (or horseweed), and other herbicide-resistant threats to southern crops and potential targets for bioherbicide use.
The effect of soybean (Glycine max) interference on the canopy architecture of common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), and velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti).