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1. A knot, lump, or slub in yarn or cloth.
a. A large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree.
b. The wood cut from such an outgrowth, often used decoratively as a veneer.
tr.v. burled, burl·ing, burls
To dress or finish (cloth) by removing knots, lumps, slubs, or loose threads.

[Middle English burle, from Old French bourle, tuft of wool, diminutive of bourre, coarse wool, from Late Latin burra, shaggy garment.]

burl′er n.
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Adj.1.burled - (of wood) have a pattern from the grain of a tree burl
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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