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Definition of "boule" [boule•bou•le]

  • The lower house of the modern Greek legislature. (noun)
  • The senate of 400 founded by Solon in ancient Athens. (noun)
  • A legislative assembly in any one of the ancient Greek states. (noun)
  • A pear-shaped synthetic sapphire, ruby, or other alumina-based gem, produced by fusing and tinting alumina. (noun)
  • A round loaf of white bread. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boule" in a sentence
  • "Silicon wafers are sliced by a wire saw from a large cylinder of silicon, called a boule, but there is material called kerf loss during the process."
  • "They live in a little peasant's room near a stable; they eat the food of the wounded, not very varied -- 'boule' every two weeks."
  • "The DLT is where it shines: duck bacon with fried duck egg, heirloom tomato, watercress and garlic aioli is nestled between slices of country boule $16."