Definition of burl
1 : a knot or lump in thread or cloth
2a : a hard woody often flattened hemispherical outgrowth on a treeb : veneer made from burls
Origin and Etymology 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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