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burley1

[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
noun, plural burleys. (often initial capital letter)
1.
an American tobacco with thin leaves and light color, grown especially in Kentucky and nearby regions, used mostly in cigarettes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; apparently from proper name

burley2

[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
noun, plural burleys. Informal.
1.
a burlesque show.
Origin

Burley

[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • Lake burley griffin is the site of the captain cook memorial and the national carillon.
British Dictionary definitions for burley

berley

/ˈbɜlɪ/
noun
1.
bait scattered on water to attract fish
2.
(slang) rubbish; nonsense
verb (transitive)
3.
to scatter (bait) on water
4.
to hurry (someone); urge on
Word Origin
origin unknown

burley1

/ˈbɜːlɪ/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of berley

burley2

/ˈbɜːlɪ/
noun
1.
a light thin-leaved tobacco, grown esp in Kentucky
Word Origin
C19: probably from the name Burley
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