Burl



a small knot or lump in wool, thread, or cloth.
a dome-shaped growth on the trunk of a tree; a wartlike structure sometimes 2 feet (0.6 meters) across and 1 foot (0.3 meters) or more in height, sliced to make veneer.
to remove burls from (cloth) in finishing.
Contemporary Examples

March Madness: Which Celebrity Alumni Will Win? Michael Solomon March 16, 2011

Historical Examples

The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
Burl Morrison Heady
The Mad Planet Murray Leinster
Burl Morrison Heady
The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster

noun
a small knot or lump in wool
a roundish warty outgrowth from the trunk, roots, or branches of certain trees
verb
(transitive) to remove the burls from (cloth)
noun (informal)
(Scot & Austral, NZ) an attempt; try (esp in the phrase give it a burl)
(Austral & NZ) a ride in a car
n.
burl
(bûrl)

A large, rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree. Burls develop from one or more twig buds whose cells continue to multiply but never differentiate so that the twig can elongate into a limb. Burls do not usually cause harm to trees.

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