Butter-bur

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Butter-bur the sweet coltsfoot
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. butere; Ger. butter; both from L. butyrum—Gr. boutyronbous ox, tyros, cheese.

Usage

In literature:

Beside the streamlet in the corner is a patch of cats'-tails, as high as to the knees, and a magnificent mass of butter-bur.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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