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boule

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[ bool ]
/ bul /
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noun

Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
Sometimes boules. pétanque.

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Origin of boule

1
1915–20; <French: literally, a ball; see bowl2

Definition for boule (2 of 3)

boule2
[ bool ]
/ bul /

noun (often initial capital letter)Furniture.

Also called boule·work [bool-wurk]. /ˈbulˌwɜrk/.

Definition for boule (3 of 3)

Boule
[ boo-lee, boo-ley ]
/ ˈbu li, buˈleɪ /

noun

the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
(sometimes lowercase) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.

Origin of Boule

1840–50; <Greek: a council, body of chosen ones
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British Dictionary definitions for boule (1 of 3)

boule1
/ (ˈbuːliː) /

noun

the parliament in modern Greece
the senate of an ancient Greek city-state

Word Origin for boule

C19: from Greek boulē senate

British Dictionary definitions for boule (2 of 3)

boule2
/ (buːl) /

noun

a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum

Word Origin for boule

C19: from French: ball

British Dictionary definitions for boule (3 of 3)

boule3
/ (buːl) /

noun

a round loaf of white bread

Word Origin for boule

C20: from French: a ball
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