Definition of clotbur in English:


Line breaks: clot|bur
Pronunciation: /ˈklɒtbəː


  • 1A herbaceous plant of the daisy family with burred fruits, native to tropical America but now found all over the world.
    • Genus Xanthium, family Compositae: two or three species
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    • Beach clotbur has rough, sandpapery, triangular leaves and sharp burry fruits.
    • Spiny clotbur has upright growth habit, long shiny dark green leaves, cactuslike spines and seeds like cocklebur (which it is related to).
    • A green stripe of broad clotbur (Xanthium strumarium, or lachid hanehalim in Hebrew), a plant that grows in habitats in which there are seasonal water pools, attested that the leaks are a routine matter here.
  • 1.1chiefly North American A burdock.


mid 16th century: from dialect clote 'burdock' + burr.

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