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  burner Burnet, Sir (Frank) Macfarlane  
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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
burnet
 
SYLLABICATION:bur·net
PRONUNCIATION:  br-nt, bûrnt
NOUN: A perennial plant of the genus Sanguisorba, having pinnately compound leaves and apetalous flowers. The young leaves are sometimes added to salads as a garnish.
ETYMOLOGY:Middle English, from Medieval Latin burneta, from Old French brunete, dark brown, diminutive of brun, brown, of Germanic origin. See bher-2 in Appendix I.
 
 
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