Burl Definition

bûrl
burls
noun
burls
A knot in wool, thread, yarn, etc. that gives a nubby appearance to cloth.
Webster's New World
A kind of knot on some tree trunks or woody roots.
Webster's New World
Veneer made from wood with burls in it.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
verb
burls
To finish (cloth) by taking out the burls, loose threads, etc.
Webster's New World

To remove the knots in cloth.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Having a finish or veneer of or like burl.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Burl

Noun

Singular:
burl
Plural:
burls

Origin of Burl

  • Middle English burle from Old French bourle tuft of wool diminutive of bourre coarse wool from Late Latin burra shaggy garment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English burle (“stuffing", "knot in cloth”)

    From Wiktionary

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