Meaning of burnet

bur•net

Pronunciation: (bur-net', bûr'nit), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genera Sanguisorba and Poterium, of the rose family, having pinnate leaves and dense heads of small flowers.

Bur•net

Pronunciation: (bur-net', bûr'nit), [key]
  1. 1899–1985, Australian physician: Nobel prize for physiology 1960.
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