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burnet, hardy perennial herb of the family Rosaceae (rose) found in temperate regions, usually with white or greenish flowers. The European species are sometimes cultivated for the leaves, which are used in salads, for flavoring, and formerly as a poultice to stop bleeding—hence the botanical name Sanguisorba [Lat.,=absorbing blood]. Burnet is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.

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burnet

burnet Salad burnet, a wild plant (Poterium sanguisorba) growing in grassland on chalky soil. The leaves have the flavour of cucumber, and can be used to flavour fruit wines, vinegar, and butter, and are used in salads. Also called pimpernel.

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burnet

burnet plant of the genus Sanguisorba or Poterium. XIV. sb. use of ME. burnet (XII) dark-brown — OF. burnete BRUNETTE.

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burnet

burnet See ZYGAENIDAE.

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