brusture

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown. Possibly from Slavic broštĭ, reconstructed from the plural brusturi, compare ciucure, fagure. Another theory is a derivation of Latin ustulāre (cf. ustura). It has been attempted to link it to a Gepid word *brustilô ("silk"), but this is unlikely. Finally, it may be linked to a word bruskandol ("hop plant") found in the local speech of Comelico in northeastern Italy, in this case perhaps being an Alpine word. [1]. Compare Aromanian brushturã, brushtir.

Noun[edit]

brusture m (plural brusturi)

  1. burdock

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary http://dexonline.ro/definitie/brusture