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burr British & World English

A whirring sound, such as a telephone ringing tone or the sound of cogs turning

burr New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

strong pronunciation of the letter r

bur in burr British & World English

A rough edge or ridge left on an object (especially of metal) by the action of a tool or machine

Burr, Aaron British & World English

(1756–1836), American Democratic Republican statesman. In 1804, while Vice President, he killed his rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel. He then plotted to form an independent administration in Mexico and was tried for treason but acquitted

bur oak New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

North American oak formerly used in shipbuilding

Noogoora burr British & World English

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

a burr under someone's saddle British & World English

A persistent source of irritation

piripiri British & World English

A New Zealand plant of the rose family, with prickly burrs

pirri-pirri burr in piripiri British & World English

A New Zealand plant of the rose family, with prickly burrs

a burr under someone's saddle in burr British & World English

A persistent source of irritation