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burry1

[bur-ee] /ˈbɜr i/
adjective, burrier, burriest.
1.
full of or covered with burs; burlike.
Origin of burry1
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at bur1, -y1

burry2

[bur-ee] /ˈbɜr i/
adjective, burrier, burriest.
1.
characterized by or spoken with a burr.
Origin
First recorded in 1865-70; burr3 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for burry
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  • They ducked behind rocks or trees and piled off their horses in a burry.

  • To hide the huskiness in his own voice Mr. Traill relapsed into broad, burry Scotch.

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British Dictionary definitions for burry

burry

/ˈbɜːrɪ/
adjective -rier, -riest
1.
full of or covered in burs
2.
resembling burs; prickly
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Word Origin and History for burry
adj.

mid-15c., "full of burs;" see bur + -y (2).

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