burl

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English[edit]

A burl on a Silver Birch.
Maple burl (not to be confused with bird's-eye maple).

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English burle (stuffing", "knot in cloth)

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Noun[edit]

burl (plural burls)

  1. A tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.
  2. Wood of a mottled veneer, usually cut from such a growth.
  3. A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

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Verb[edit]

burl (third-person singular simple present burls, present participle burling, simple past and past participle burled)

  1. To remove the knots in cloth.

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