byre

noun
\ ˈbī(-ə)r How to pronounce byre (audio) \

Definition of byre

chiefly British
: a cow barn

First Known Use of byre

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for byre

Middle English, from Old English bȳre; akin to Old English būr dwelling — more at bower

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“Byre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/byre. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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