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buhl

or boule, boulle

[ bool ]
/ bul /
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noun (often initial capital letter)
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
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Also called buhl·work [bool-wurk], /ˈbulˌwɜrk/, boulework, boullework .

Origin of buhl

1815–25; from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker

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British Dictionary definitions for buhl

buhl
/ (buːl) /

adjective, noun
the usual US spelling of boulle
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