Burled



having burls that produce a distorted grain:
burled lumber.
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.
Historical Examples

Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire
Graining and Marbling Frederick Maire

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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