[ burs; Scot. birs ]
/ bɜrs; Scot. bɪrs /

noun Scot.

a short hair of the beard or body; a bristle.
anger; rage.

Origin of birse

before 900; Old English byrst; cognate with Old High German borst, burst, Old Norse burst. See bristle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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