bur´like´


bur´like´
bur «bur», noun, verb, burred, bur|ring.
–n.
1. a prickly, clinging seedcase or flower of some plants; burr. Burs stick to cloth and fur. »

Do roses stick like burs? (Robert Browning).

»

Figurative. I am a kind of bur, I shall stick (Shakespeare).

2. a plant or weed that has burs, especially the burdock; burr.
3. burr; a tool for drilling or cutting.
–v.t.
to remove burs from; burr.
[probably < Scandinavian (compare Danish borre burdock)]
bur´like´, adjective.
bur.,
bureau.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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