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burley

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[ 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.
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Origin of burley

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

Other definitions for burley (2 of 3)

burley2
[ bur-lee ]
/ ˈbɜr li /

noun, plural bur·leys.Informal.
a burlesque show.

Origin of burley

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Other definitions 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)

burley1
/ (ˈbɜːlɪ) /

noun, verb
a variant spelling of berley

British Dictionary definitions for burley (2 of 2)

burley2
/ (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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