Middle English Dictionary Entry

burre n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The common burdock (Arctium lappa); ?also, some similar plant; (b) ?some member of the genus Rumex; ?R. crispus, ?R. obtusifolius; (c) cleavers (Galium aparine); (d) Christ's thorn (Paliurus aculeatus).
(a) A seed-pod of such a plant, bur; (b) ~ in (one's) throte, hoarseness.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. bur.