burl


burl

noun \ˈbər(-ə)l\

Definition of BURL

1
:  a knot or lump in thread or cloth
2
a :  a hard woody often flattened hemispherical outgrowth on a tree
b :  veneer made from burls

Origin of BURL

Middle English burle, from Anglo-French *bourle tuft of wool, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *burrula, diminutive of Late Latin burra shaggy cloth
First Known Use: 15th century

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