birse

[burs; Scot. birs]
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noun Scot.

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

Nearby words

  1. birota,
  2. birr,
  3. birretta,
  4. birri,
  5. birrus,
  6. birth,
  7. birth canal,
  8. birth certificate,
  9. birth control,
  10. birth control pill

Origin of birse

before 900; Old English byrst; cognate with Old High German borst, burst, Old Norse burst. See bristle

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