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bourtree

[ boor-tree ]
/ ˈbʊərˌtri /
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noun

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Origin of bourtree

1400–50; late Middle English burtre, equivalent to bur (of uncertain origin) + tretree
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  • The Elder, or Bourtree had wonderful influence as a protection against evil.

    Folk Lore|James Napier
  • Flora remained behind the bourtree-bush, terrified to look upon her tormentors agonized face.

    Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
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