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Xanthium


Xan′thi-um

,
Noun.
[NL., fr. Gr.
ξάνθιον
a plant used for dyeing the hair yellow, said to be the
Xanthium strumarium
, from
ξανθόσ
yellow.]
(Bot.)
A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur.

Definition 2021


Xanthium

Xanthium

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Xanthium n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae cockleburs.

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