American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several grasses of the genus Cenchrus, especially C. tribuloides, of the eastern United States and tropical America, having a spiny burlike envelope that surrounds several one-grained spikelets.
- n. The burlike envelope of any of these plants.
- n. Any of several grasses, of the genus Cenchrus, found in the south-eastern United States, that has a spiny burr
- n. grass of the eastern United States and tropical America having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs
- sand + bur (Wiktionary)
“Vegetation is mostly mid and tall grasses such as seacoast bluestem, switchgrass, gulfdune paspalum, fringeleaf paspalum, sandbur, purple threeawn, pricklypear, and catclaw with an overstory of southern live oak and honey mesquite trees.”
“It is a sandbur whose grains are enclosed in clusters (fascicles) surrounded with many sharp spines.”
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