Definition of burdock in English:

burdock

Line breaks: bur|dock
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːdɒk
 
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noun

  • A large herbaceous Old World plant of the daisy family. The hook-bearing flowers become woody burrs after fertilization and cling to animals' coats to aid seed dispersal.
    • Genus Arctium, family Compositae: several species, including the large-leaved great burdock (A. lappa), which has edible roots and is used in herbal medicine
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    • Some of the other weeds safe for eating include chicory, burdock, purslane, Queen Anne's Lace, and sorrel.
    • Oligosaccharides are present in vegetables such as Jerusalem artichokes, burdock, chicory, leeks, onions, and asparagus, and of course beans.
    • Herb sources of B complex vitamins are dandelion, fenugreek, parsley, alfalfa, watercress, cayenne, burdock and sage.

Origin

late 16th century: from burr + dock4.

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