• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Burnet (Bot) A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, Poterium Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • burnet Brownish.
    • n burnet Cloth dyed of a brown color.
    • n burnet The pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis.
    • n burnet The common name of species of Poterium, an herbaceous genus of the natural order Rosaceæ. The common or garden burnet is Poterium Sanguisorba, also called salad-burnet. The great burnet is P. officinale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Burnet bur′net the English name of two closely united genera of Rosaceæ—the Great Burnet common in meadows all over Europe; the Common Burnet growing on chalky soils, its slightly astringent leaves used in salads or soups, also as an ingredient in 'cool tankard.'
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. burnet, burnet; also, brownish (the plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim. of brun, brown; cf. OF. brunete, a sort of flower. See Brunette
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From its brown flowers.


In literature:

The signs of their old enemies, the Comanches, to which Captain Shirril referred, had been noticed by his men, including young Avon Burnet.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
The western edge is the sheer bank of Burnet's Creek.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Burnet's Life of Hale.
"How to Form a Library, 2nd ed" by H. B. Wheatley
She had an idea that Susan Burnet might prove suggestive about the Hostels.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Now Burnet's father was almost a contemporary of the Gowrie affair.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
BURNET, his book against Varillas, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Riggs, Miss Anthony was the guest of the Burnet House with a fine suite of apartments.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Burnet, E. (of the Pasteur Institute, France).
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
My grandfather and the Duke were playfellows; and the Duke's tutor was Dr. Burnet.
"Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854" by Various
His eloquence was greatly admired by Evelyn and Pepys, though Burnet criticises it as too copious.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
After thanking my kind pilot, I returned to the Burnet House to read the evening papers.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
R. Burnet, 1655; Leipzig, 1716; ed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Burnet roses were in bloom, lying like shells on the ground.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Burnet approaches with becoming gravity the discussion of so important a topic.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
His name is Jerry; he is well known all over Burnet, and he is one of the old men that nobody ever passes by without speaking.
"Mammy Tittleback and Her Family" by Helen Jackson
But here again Professor Burnet considers that the innumerable worlds may have been co-existent as well as successive.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Burnet's "Sacred Theory of the Earth," ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
Burnet (Thomas), b. about 1635 at Croft, Yorkshire.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Cut small, and pound in a mortar, equal proportions of parsley, chervil, tarragon, chives and burnet, with two yolks of hard-boiled eggs.
"Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed." by Sulpice Barué

In poetry:

"What Fenton will not do, nor Gay,
Nor Congreve, Rowe, nor Stanyan,
Tom Burnet or Tom D'Urfey may,
John Dunton, Steele, or any one.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
There the good wife doth return it,
Grumbling, as she shows the dish,
Chervil, basil, chives, and burnet
Feed, instead of seasoning, fish.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Well, we struck the Murrumbidgee near the Yanko in a week,
And passed through old Narrandera and crossed the Burnet Creek.
And we never stopped at Wagga, for we'd Sydney in our eye.
But we camped at Lazy Harry's, on the road to Gundagai.
"On the road to Gundagai" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

We knew the cafe was related to the upscale Gentile 's restaurant on Burnet Avenue, acclaimed for the creative cuisine of chef/owner Kevin Gentile .
The Burnet Water Dawgs hosted their first meet of the season on Friday with their annual Steve Ham Hoot-N- Holler meet.
"What a fantastic meet," said Burnet swim coach Nancy Moore.
The 28-year-old man killed in a Buffalo Lake grain elevator accident Saturday has been identified as Andrew Burnet of New Ulm.
A 46-year-old Leander woman was arrested Tuesday after the Burnet County Special Operations Unit (SOU) K-9 officer found methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffice stop.
The Texas drought shows no signs of letting up one local business is raising money to help Burnet-area fire departments.
Cannerelli / The Post-Standard Shifty 's on Burnet Ave in Syracuse is one of the eight finalists in the Best of Chicken Wing Showdown.
St Louis Catholic Church Chapel, 7601 Burnet Rd.
Guy Burnet and Chad Kimball in "Murder in the First".
Police create new account for tips on Ian Burnet.
David Lassman / The Post-Standard Author Paul Kocak at the ballfields in Burnet Park, Syracuse.
Voters in Cottonwood Shores Saturday night approved continuing a crime control district by 23-8, according to unofficial election results provided by the Burnet County elections office.
Due to an error on King Feature's Weekly Service, the incorrect puzzle grid was published in Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin and Llano County Journal.
St Rt 18Cincinnati 3026 Burnet Ave.
Jordan Shipley, Burnet (Burnet, Texas), 2000-03 5,365.

In science:

Burnet, Richard, C., Blecha, A., and Bratschi, P. (1995).
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
An attempt to apply such a methodology to astrophysics was proposed by Fraix-Burnet et al (2003).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
Some basics of astrocladistics The detailed presentation of astrocladistics with its formalism, concepts and tools, is done in Fraix-Burnet et al (2004b, 2004c).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
We have identified five such formation processes (Fraix-Burnet et al 2004 c): assembling, secular evolution, interaction, accretion-merging, ejection-sweeping.
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
Analyses of two samples of simulated galaxies In order to illustrate the validity of our approach and to better understand the application of cladistics to astrophysics, two samples of simulated galaxies have been analysed (Fraix-Burnet et al 2004b, 2004c).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
We show (Fraix-Burnet et al 2004b) that astrocladistics correctly establishes the right chronology.
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
However we show that this is not the case and confirm our conclusion using a sample with 43 galaxies having underwent different numbers of mergers in their history (Fraix-Burnet et al 2004c).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
Origin of the morphological dichotomy in the Dwarf galaxies of the Local Group The first application of astrocladistics to real galaxies ha s been performed on the Dwarf galaxies of the Local Group (Fraix-Burnet et al 2004a).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution
Virgo galaxies: first step toward a new classification Two samples of galaxies belonging to the Virgo cluster are currently being analysed (Fraix-Burnet and Davoust 2004).
First phylogenetic analyses of galaxy evolution