meaning of Burl

Burl meaning in General Dictionary

A knot or swelling in thread or fabric

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  • To outfit or finish off cloth to choose knots burs free threads etc from as in completing cloth
  • eliminate the burls from fabric
  • the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often utilized decoratively in veneer
  • a sizable rounded outgrowth in the trunk area or branch of a tree
  • smooth lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or produced by design
  • To outfit or finish off (fabric); to select knots, burs, free threads, etc., from, like in completing fabric.
  • A knot or lump in bond or fabric.
  • An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; in addition, veneer made from these types of excrescences.

Burl meaning in Names Dictionary

woodland, cup bearer.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male


Burl meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"tiny knot in wool or cloth," mid-15c., from Old French bourle "tuft of wool," which perhaps relates to the basis of bur, or from Vulgar Latin *burrula "small group of wool," from belated Latin burra "wool."


Burl meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To outfit or finish off (cloth); to select knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, such as finishing cloth.

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  • (letter.) A knot or lump in bond or cloth.
  • (n.) An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; in addition, veneer made from such excrescences.