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bur reed

Syllabification: bur reed

Definition of bur reed in English:

noun

An aquatic reedlike plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of winter food for wildfowl.
  • Genus Sparganium, family Sparganiaceae
Example sentences
  • Examples of emergent aquatic plants include bur-reeds and Sagittaria or Arrowhead.
  • The other bur-reeds have one stigma, and the fruit tapers to the base and apex.
  • Connecticut has seven species of bur-reed, all rather similar in appearance and distinguished by technical characteristics.

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