a stickseed, Lappula echinata, introduced into North America from Europe.
to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence: The bitter cold caused the pipes to burst. to issue forth suddenly and forcibly, as from confinement or through an obstacle: Oil burst to the surface. He burst through the doorway. to give sudden expression to or as if to emotion: to burst into applause; […]
any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones. a millstone of such material. Historical Examples All About Coffee William H. Ukers Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various noun a variant spelling of buhrstone
burden1 . Historical Examples Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton The Memorabilia Xenophon Scenes and Characters Charlotte M. Yonge The Bad Family and Other Stories Mrs. Fenwick Toronto of Old Henry Scadding A Simple Story Mrs. Inchbald The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson […]
any of various plants bearing a burlike fruit, as the cocklebur and burdock. noun any of various plants that bear burs, such as the burdock
(in Japan) the members of a large social minority who have traditionally been considered outcasts.