Burr – meaning of the word and examples

A whirring sound, such as a telephone ringing tone or the sound of cogs turning. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If someone has a burr, they speak English with a regional accent in which ‘r’ sounds are pronounced more strongly than in the standard British way of speaking. (Collins Dictionary)

burr is the part of some plants which contains seeds and which has little hooks on the outside so that it sticks to clothes or fur. (Collins Dictionary)

A rough or prickly envelope of a fruit. (Merriam – Webster)

A plant that bears burs. (Merriam – Webster)


Noogoora burr control.


The difference between burr and blade coffee grinders. 


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