Etymology
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burdock (n.)

common name of a kind of coarse, weedy plant, 1590s, from bur + dock (n.3).

updated on August 30, 2017

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Definitions of burdock from WordNet

burdock (n.)
any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs;
Synonyms: clotbur
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