muirburn

noun
muir·​burn | \ ˈmyu̇(ə)rˌbərn \

Definition of muirburn

Scottish
: the burning of the heath and stubble on a moor

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History and Etymology for muirburn

Middle English (Scots) murbyrn, from mur moor + -byrn (from Middle English birnen to burn)

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“Muirburn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muirburn. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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