burnet

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Old French brunet, brunete ‎(brunette)

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burnet ‎(usually uncountable, plural burnets)

  1. Sanguisorba minor, an herb used in salads and herbal teas.
  2. Any of several species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, typically having black forewings with red spots.
    • 2015, Norman Maclean, A Less Green and Pleasant Land, p. 223:
      There are a few day-flying exceptions such as hummingbird hawk-moths, silver Ys, cinnabars, scarlet tigers and burnets but, in general, knowledge of moths lags behind that of butterflies.

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