burl

Definitions of burl
  1. noun
    a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
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    type of:
    enation, plant process
    a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
  2. noun
    the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
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    type of:
    wood
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  3. noun
    soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
    synonyms: knot, slub
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    type of:
    raggedness, roughness
    a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
  4. verb
    remove the burls from cloth
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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