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burl

burl

 
pronunciation:
buhrl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rounded growth on the side of a tree, often used, in slices, to make veneer.
definition 2: a lump or slub in fabric, thread, or yarn.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: burled, burling, burls
definition: in making cloth, to eliminate burls from.
derivation: burler (n.)