burel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French burel, diminutive of *bure (compare Middle French bure (coarse woolen cloth), French bourre (hair, fluff)), from Late Latin burra (wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric). Doublet of bureau, which was taken from later (early modern) French.

Noun[edit]

burel (plural burels)

  1. A coarse woolen cloth.
    • 1964, Burels at this time seem to have been made in lengths of 20 ells and sold at 8d. the ell, while the better quality cloths - browns, plunkets, blues, and greens - were nearly twice the length, and cost about 22d. the ell. — L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 199.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of *bure (compare Middle French bure (coarse woolen cloth), French bourre (hair, fluff)), from Late Latin burra (wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric).

Noun[edit]

burel m (oblique plural bureaus or bureax or buriaus or buriax or burels, nominative singular bureaus or bureax or buriaus or buriax or burels, nominative plural burel)

  1. frieze (coarse woolen cloth)
  2. a garment made out of frieze

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burel (plural bureles)

  1. (bullfighting) reddish-brown (said of a bull)

Noun[edit]

burel m (plural bureles)

  1. (heraldry) bar

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