A genus of coarse biennial herbs Lappa bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to garments or even to the fur or wool of creatures
- any of a number of erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and making burs
- A genus of coarse biennial natural herbs (Lappa), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothing, or even to the fur or wool of creatures.
coarse, weedy plant, 1590s, from bur + dock (n.3).
a-root that develops significantly more than 3 legs deep it is rarely over 1/2 inch-wide. Like carrots it is a member associated with parsley family, plus the white skin is averagely sweet. Young propels and enormous smooth leaves tend to be somewhat sour and great in salads. Japanese food is fond of burdock, and constantly feature it whenever in period within their mixed vegetable tempuras.
(n.) A genus of coarse biennial herbs (Lappa), bearing tiny burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or even the fur or wool of pets.