2 [bool]
noun (often initial capital letter) Furniture.
Also called boulework [bool-wurk] . Unabridged


noun (often initial capital letter)
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also, boule, boulle.
Also called buhlwork [bool-wurk] , boulework, boullework.

1815–25; from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
boule1 (ˈbuːliː)
1.  the parliament in modern Greece
2.  the senate of an ancient Greek city-state
[C19: from Greek boulē senate]

boule2 (buːl)
a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum
[C19: from French: ball]

boule3 (buːl)
a round loaf of white bread
[C20: from French: a ball]

buhl (buːl)
adj, —n
the usual US spelling of boulle

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