Origin of byreMiddle English and OE, hut; akin to bower
This cow barn in England might be called a byre.
The definition of byre means a barn for cows.
An example of a byre is a barn on a British dairy farm.
A barn for cows.
Origin of byreMiddle English from Old English bére ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
From Old English bȳre
- Thus the buildings forming the residence of a well-to-do farmer of the bo-aire class as described in the Laws, consisted of a living-house in which he slept and took his meals, a cookinghouse, a kiln for drying corn, a barn, a byre for calves, a sheepfold and a pigsty.
- The record of these recensions is preserved by two epigrams, one of which proceeds from Artemidorus, a grammarian, who lived in the time of Sulla and is said to have been the first editor of these poems. He says, " Bucolic muses, once were ye scattered, but now one byre, one herd is yours."
- The following are organic manures: Farm-yard manure consists of the mixed dung of horses and cattle thrown together, and more or less soaked with liquid drainings of the stable or byre.
- Or the toxin may be precipitated with other organic substances, purified to a certain extent byre-solution, re-precipitation, &c., and desiccated.