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boule2

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

[bool] /bul/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also, boule, boulle.
Also called buhlwork
[bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/ (Show IPA),
boulework, boullework.
Origin
1815-1825
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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British Dictionary definitions for boulework

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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