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bourg

noun \ˈbr(g)\

Definition of BOURG

:  town, village: as
a :  one neighboring a castle
b :  a market town

Examples of BOURG

  1. <the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg>

Origin of BOURG

Middle English, from Anglo-French burc, borghe, from Latin burgus fortified place, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German burg fortified place — more at borough
First Known Use: 12th century

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