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burl

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noun \ˈbər(-ə)l\

Definition of burl

  1. 1 :  a knot or lump in thread or cloth

  2. 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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