from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having burs; prickly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Abounding in burs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding in burs, or containing burs; resembling burs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of burs; resembling burs: as, burry wool.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.


bur +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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  • Adjective. Description of one in appearance & mannerism. Rough, boorish, uncouth, shaggy, unkempt.

    May 17, 2008

  • adj. prickly

    December 29, 2007