- a medieval town or village, esp. one near a castle
- a market town in France
Origin: Late Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Old French borc ; from Frankish an unverified form burg or Old High German burg: see borough
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- A market town.
- A medieval village, especially one situated near a castle.
Origin: French, from Old French, from Late Latin burgus, fortress, of Germanic origin; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.