1. burdock

noun. any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs.


  • common burdock
  • Arctium lappa
  • Arctium minus
  • genus Arctium
  • lesser burdock
  • great burdock
  • subshrub
  • suffrutex
  • clotbur
  • Arctium
  • cocklebur

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Sentences with burdock

1. Noun, singular or mass
Scrub the fresh burdock root vigorously under cold running water to remove any dirt.

2. Verb, base form
Add shine with nettle, marigolds or raspberry leaves, or burdock root or marjoram for softness.

3. Adjective
Each fruit contains burdock seeds.