Definition of Noogoora burr in English:

Noogoora burr

Line breaks: Noo|goora burr
Pronunciation: /nʊˈɡuːrə/

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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


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

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Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
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