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boule1

[bool] /bul/
noun
1.
Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
2.
a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
3.
Sometimes, boules. pétanque.
Origin of boule1
1915-1920
1915-20; < French: literally, a ball; see bowl2

boule2

[bool] /bul/
noun, (often initial capital letter) Furniture.
1.
buhl.
Also called boulework
[bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/ (Show IPA)
.

Boule

[boo-lee, boo-ley] /ˈbu li, buˈleɪ/
noun
1.
the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.
Origin
1840-50; < Greek: a council, body of chosen ones

buhl

or boule, boulle

[bool] /bul/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also called buhlwork
[bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/ (Show IPA),
boulework, boullework.
Origin
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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boule1

/ˈbuːliː/
noun
1.
the parliament in modern Greece
2.
the senate of an ancient Greek city-state
Word Origin
C19: from Greek boulē senate

boule2

/buːl/
noun
1.
a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum
Word Origin
C19: from French: ball

boule3

/buːl/
noun
1.
a round loaf of white bread
Word Origin
C20: from French: a ball

buhl

/buːl/
adjective, noun
1.
the usual US spelling of boulle
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