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[boo r-oo]
  1. an island of E Indonesia: one of the Molucca Islands.
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Dutch Boe·roe [boo-roo] /ˈbu ru/.
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Examples from the Web for buru

Historical Examples

  • The name of the ceremony appears to have been puru (or buru).

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • Buru—Malayans on coast; reputed Papuans, but more probably Indonesians in interior.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • In the eastern section the prevailing rock is crystalline chalk, similar to that of Buru.