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Related to burley tobacco: Virginia tobacco
n. pl. bur·leys
A light-colored tobacco grown chiefly in Kentucky and used especially in making cigarettes.
[Probably from the name Burley.]
(Fishing) a variant spelling of berley
(Plants) a light thin-leaved tobacco, grown esp in Kentucky
[C19: probably from the name Burley]
n., pl. -leys. (often cap.)
an American tobacco with thin leaves and light color, grown esp. in Kentucky and nearby regions, used mostly in cigarettes.
Past participle: burleyed