plural -s
: a padded roll of cloth formerly used for decoration on a child's cap or a woman's headdress

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French bourrelet, from Old French borrelet, from borrel, bourel cushion (diminutive of borre, bourre padding, from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth) + -et

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“Burlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burlet. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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