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[bur-buh-ree, -ber-ee] /ˈbɜr bə ri, -ˌbɛr i/
a brand of raincoat made of a waterproof, mercerized cotton fabric.
any of various fabrics used in clothing, especially in coats. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The door of the tent was an oval funnel of Burberry material just large enough to admit a man and secured by a draw-string.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • He liked the look of a Burberry gabardine which lay beside him on the seat.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • Outside all came our excellent Burberry clothes -- trousers and jacket.

  • The Burberry helmet and blouse were either in one piece or separate.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • It would not run to more than a cart, but she had not been used to luxury, and was quite content in her Burberry and cap.

    Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for Burberry


noun (pl) -ries
trademark a light good-quality raincoat, esp of gabardine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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