bur·​ley ˈbər-lē How to pronounce burley (audio)
often capitalized
: 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, 13 July 2017

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Word History


probably from the name Burley

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burley was in 1874

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“Burley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burley. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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