any of several plants belonging to the genera Sanguisorba and Poterium, of the rose family, having pinnate leaves and dense heads of small flowers.
Sir (Frank) Macfarlane
[muh k-fahr-luh n] /məkˈfɑr lən/ (Show IPA), 1899–1985, Australian physician: Nobel Prize in Physiology 1960.
Historical Examples

Carry On! Herbert Strang
Make or Break Oliver Optic
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various
Make or Break Oliver Optic
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay
Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution Alpheus Spring Packard
History of Civilization in England, Vol. 1 of 3 Henry Thomas Buckle
In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4 Various
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. Tobias Smollett

a plant of the rosaceous genus Sanguisorba (or Poterium), such as S. minor (or P. sanguisorba) (salad burnet), which has purple-tinged green flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
burnet rose, Scotch rose, a very prickly Eurasian rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia, with white flowers and purplish-black fruits
burnet saxifrage, a Eurasian umbelliferous plant of the genus Pimpinella, having umbrella-like clusters of white or pink flowers
a moth of the genus Zygaena, having red-spotted dark green wings and antennae with enlarged tips: family Zygaenidae
Gilbert. 1643–1715, Scottish bishop and historian, who played a prominent role in the Glorious Revolution (1688–89); author of The History of My Own Times (2 vols: 1724 and 1734)
Sir (Frank) Macfarlane (məkˈfɑːlən). 1899–1985, Australian physician and virologist, who shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1960 with P. B. Medawar for their work in immunology
Thomas. 1635–1715, English theologian who tried to reconcile science and religion in his Sacred theory of the Earth (1680–89)


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