burley

1
[ bur-lee ]
/ ˈbɜr li /
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noun, plural bur·leys. (often initial capital letter)

an American tobacco with thin leaves and light color, grown especially in Kentucky and nearby regions, used mostly in cigarettes.

Origin of burley

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; apparently from proper name

Definition for burley (2 of 3)

burley

2
[ bur-lee ]
/ ˈbɜr li /

noun, plural bur·leys. Informal.

a burlesque show.

Origin of burley

2

Definition for burley (3 of 3)

Burley

[ bur-lee ]
/ ˈbɜr li /

noun

a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for burley (1 of 2)

burley

1
/ (ˈbɜːlɪ) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling of berley

British Dictionary definitions for burley (2 of 2)

burley

2
/ (ˈbɜːlɪ) /

noun

a light thin-leaved tobacco, grown esp in Kentucky

Word Origin for burley

C19: probably from the name Burley
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