A plant whose seeds and root have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have antioxidant effects. The scientific name is Arctium lappa. Also called lappa and happy major.

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  • Burdock — Bur dock, n. [Bur + dock the plant.] (Bot.) A genus of coarse biennial herbs ({Lappa}), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals. [1913 Webster] Note: The common burdock is the {Lappa officinalis}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burdock — coarse, weedy plant, 1590s, from BUR (Cf. bur) + DOCK (Cf. dock) (n.3) …   Etymology dictionary

  • burdock — ► NOUN ▪ a herbaceous plant of the daisy family, with large leaves and prickly flowers. ORIGIN from BUR(Cf. ↑B) + DOCK(Cf. ↑dock) …   English terms dictionary

  • burdock — [bʉr′däk΄] n. [ BUR1 + DOCK3] any of several plants (genus Arctium) of the composite family, with large basal leaves and purple flowered heads covered with hooked prickles …   English World dictionary

  • Burdock — Taxobox name = Burdock image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Cynareaecite web | url = http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora id=1 taxon id=20706 | …   Wikipedia

  • burdock — didžioji varnalėša statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Arctium lappa), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arctium lappa angl. burdock; edible burdock; great burdock; lappa… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • burdock — /berr dok/, n. a composite plant of the genus Arctium, esp. A. lappa, a coarse, broad leaved weed bearing prickly heads of burs that stick to the clothing. [1590 1600; BUR1 + DOCK4] * * * Any plant of the genus Arctium, in the composite family,… …   Universalium

  • Burdock (disambiguation) — Burdock refers to any of a group of thistle like plants.Burdock may also refer to:In fictional characters: *Burdock ( Dragon Ball ) or Bardock, a character in Dragon Ball media *Fred Burdock, a character in the E/R universeIn other uses: *Burdock …   Wikipedia

  • Burdock piling — is a technique of Japanese wall building used to build castles, such as Osaka Castle and named after the resemblance to the Japanese burdock plant. Large rocks are fitted together over a mound of earth, and the remaining cracks are filled in with …   Wikipedia

  • burdock clover — varnalėšinis dobilas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Trifolium lappaceum), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Trifolium lappaceum angl. bur clover; burdock… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • burdock — noun Date: 15th century any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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