from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An herb used in salads and herbal teas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, Poterium Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cloth dyed of a brown color.
- n. The pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis.
- n. The common name of species of Poterium, an herbaceous genus of the natural order Rosaceæ.
Middle English, from Medieval Latin burneta, from Old French brunete, dark brown, diminutive of brun, brown, of Germanic origin; see bher-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French brunet and brunete (small brown) (Wiktionary)