noun, often capitalized
bur·​ley | \ ˈbər-lē How to pronounce burley (audio) \

Definition of burley

: a thin-bodied air-cured tobacco grown mainly in Kentucky

Examples of burley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stalk of burley tobacco represents the money crop of the county. cleveland.com, "Fun with flags: The flags of Ohio's 88 counties," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of burley

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burley

probably from the name Burley

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“Burley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burley. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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