booly

noun
boo·​ly | \ˈbülē, -li\
plural -es

Definition of booly 

1 : a temporary enclosure once common in Ireland for the shelter of cattle or their keepers

2 : a company of herdsmen wandering with their cattle

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History and Etymology for booly

Irish Gaelic buaile cattle pen, from Old Irish būale, probably from Latin bovile, bubile cattle stall, from bov-, bos head of cattle

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