plural -es
: a temporary enclosure once common in Ireland for the shelter of cattle or their keepers
: a company of herdsmen wandering with their cattle

Word History


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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“Booly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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