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  • n. Obsolete form of hordock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See hordock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name applied by old English authors to some uncertain plant, probably a dock with whitish leaves, being a corruption of hoardock; perhaps the burdock, Arctium Lappa.


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  • IV. iv.4 (442,1) With bur-docks, hemlock] I do not remember any such plant as a _hardock_, but one of the most common weeds is a _burdock_, which I believe should be read here; and so Hanmer reads.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies


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