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bourg

[ boorg; French boor ]
/ bʊərg; French bur /
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noun, plural bourgs [boorgz; French boor]. /bʊərgz; French bur/.

a town.
a French market town.

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Origin of bourg

1400–50; late Middle English <Anglo-French ≪ Late Latin burgus<Germanic; see borough
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British Dictionary definitions for bourg

bourg
/ (bʊəɡ, French bur) /

noun

a French market town, esp one beside a castle
C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough
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