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  1. Xanthium, genus Xanthium(noun)

    coarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Xanthium(noun)

    a genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xa`nqion a plant used for dyeing the hair yellow, said to be the Xanthium strumarium, from xanqo`s yellow.]

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Xanthium

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The name "prickly burweed" is sometimes used but causes confusion with AMSINCKIA.

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