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BUR, or BURR (apparently the same wor...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 808 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BUR, or BURR (apparently the same word as Danish borre, burdock, cf. Swed. kard-boore), a prickly fruit or head of fruits, as of the burdock. In the sense of a woody outgrowth on the trunk of a tree, or " gnaur," the effect of a crowded bud-development, the word is probably adapted from the Fr. bourre, a vine-bud.
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