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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.
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1. (Plants) any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium, having spiny burs: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) the bur of any of these plants
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any composite plant of the genus Xanthium, comprising coarse weeds with spiny burs.
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|Noun||1.||cocklebur - 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 Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use|
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