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Noogoora burr

Line breaks: Noo|goora burr
Pronunciation: /nʊˈɡuːrə
 
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Definition of Noogoora burr in English:

noun

Australian
A plant of the daisy family which has become naturalized in Australia, where it is considered a noxious weed because its hooked burrs become entangled in sheep’s fleeces.
  • Xanthium occidentale, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Noogoora burr is spreading along rivers in the Top End and Kimberly, where it can form thick, impenetrable barriers to wildlife, stock and anglers.

Origin

late 19th century: Noogoora from the name of a sheep station in Queensland.

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