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]

From Middle English burle (a knot or flaw in cloth), from Old French bouril, bourril (flocks or ends of threads which disfigure cloth), from Old French bourre, from Medieval Latin burra (flock of wool, coarse hair).

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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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