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English noun: burr

1. burr (plant) seed vessel having hooks or prickles


Broader (hypernym)pericarp, seed vessel

Narrower (hyponym)beggar-ticks, Spanish needles

2. burr (artifact) rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

Broader (hypernym)projection

3. Burr (person) United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)

SynonymsAaron Burr

Instance hypernympol, political leader, politician, politico

4. burr (artifact) rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece

Broader (hypernym)power tool

5. burr (artifact) small bit used in dentistry or surgery


Broader (hypernym)bit

Part meronymburr drill, dentist's drill

English verb: burr

1. burr (change) remove the burrs from


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

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