butterbur

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English[edit]

A butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
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Etymology[edit]

butter +‎ bur: its large leaves were once used to wrap butter.

Noun[edit]

butterbur (plural butterburs)

  1. Any of several Eurasian herbs, of the genus Petasites, having dense clusters of often purple flowers.
    Synonyms: butterdock, sweet coltsfoot

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