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  • n  any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs

  • The fields were tangled with tall, unmown yellow grass; meadows were snarled with burdock and thistle.
  • Connoisseurs start with a daiginjo like Higan from Niigata prefecture, which boasts a pretty transparency and refreshing taste that goes well with salty burdock-root chips.
  • He must lie immobile in brambles half the years of his life, or crouch in duck boats, shin up tall trees, wiggle all day through burdock.
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  • Caroline Chisholm in GazetteLive
    Caroline Chisholm, head of communications at the Vegetarian Society, said: "We're delighted to see that the North of England now boasts two of the best veggie restaurants in the UK. Congratulations to both the Waiting Room and Dandelion & Burdock...
  • Janet Malcolm in Jewish Exponent
    In her brief introductory remarks, Malcolm explains the rationale behind the work: "For three successive summers, on the top-floor landing of a house in the Berkshires, I have been photographing burdock leaves. I prop them in small glass bottles and...

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