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byre

[bahyuh r] /baɪər/
noun, British
1.
a cow shed.
Origin
800
before 800; Middle English, Old English: barn, shed, variant of būr hut. See bower1
Can be confused
buyer, byre, pyre.
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byre

/baɪə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a shelter for cows
Word Origin
Old English bӯre; related to būr hut, cottage; see bower1
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Word Origin and History for byre
n.

"cow-shed," Old English byre, perhaps related to bur "cottage, dwelling, house" (see bower).

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