burley

1 [bur-lee]
noun, plural burleys. (often initial capital letter)
an American tobacco with thin leaves and light color, grown especially in Kentucky and nearby regions, used mostly in cigarettes.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; apparently from proper name

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burley

2 [bur-lee]
noun, plural burleys. Informal.
a burlesque show.

Origin:
cf. burlecue, burleycue

Burley

[bur-lee]
noun
a male given name.
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berley or (Austral) burley (ˈbɜlɪ)
 
n
1.  bait scattered on water to attract fish
2.  slang rubbish; nonsense
 
vb
3.  to scatter (bait) on water
4.  to hurry (someone); urge on
 
[origin unknown]
 
burley or (Austral) burley
 
n
 
vb
 
[origin unknown]

burley1 (ˈbɜːlɪ)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling of berley

burley2 (ˈbɜːlɪ)
 
n
a light thin-leaved tobacco, grown esp in Kentucky
 
[C19: probably from the name Burley]

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Lake burley griffin is the site of the captain cook memorial and the national carillon.
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