boreen

noun
bo·​reen | \ bȯr-ˈēn How to pronounce boreen (audio) \

Definition of boreen

Irish
: a narrow country lane

First Known Use of boreen

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boreen

Irish bóthrín, diminutive of bóthar road

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“Boreen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boreen. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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