- government agency
- federal agency
A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Louis Édouard Bureau (1830-1918).
Other Word Forms of Bureau
Origin of Bureau
Borrowing from French bureau, earlier "coarse cloth (as desk cover), baize", from Old French burel (“woolen cloth”), diminutive of *bure (cf. Middle French bure (“coarse woolen cloth”), French bourre (“hair, fluff”)), from Late Latin burra (“wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric”); akin to Ancient Greek βερβέριον (berberion, “shabby garment”). [Greek?]
French cloth cover for desks, desk, office from Old French burel woolen cloth probably from Vulgar Latin būra from Late Latin burra shaggy garment
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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