birse

[ burs; Scots birs ]

nounScot.
  1. a short hair of the beard or body; a bristle.

  2. anger; rage.

Origin of birse

1
before 900; Old English byrst; cognate with Old High German borst, burst,Old Norse burst.See bristle

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