bur: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bûr), [key]
— n., v., burred, bur•ring.
  1. a rough, prickly case around the seeds of certain plants, as the chestnut or burdock.
  2. any bur-bearing plant.
  3. something that adheres like a bur.
  4. burr (defs. 1, 3).
  5. a rotary cutting tool usually of steel or other hard metal shaped into a shank and a head, for removing carious material from teeth and preparing cavities for filling.
  6. a cutting tool resembling that of a dentist, used for the excavation of bone.
  1. to extract or remove burs from.


Pronunciation: (bûr), [key]
— n.
  1. burr.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Burma.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. bureau.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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