Burns

biographical name (1)
\ ˈbərnz \

Definition of Burns

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Kenneth Lauren 1953–     American filmmaker

Burns

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Definition of Burns (Entry 2 of 2)

Robert 1759–1796 Scottish poet

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Burnsian \ ˈbərn-​zē-​ən \ adjective

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