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Definition of "burley" [burley]

  • A light-colored tobacco grown chiefly in Kentucky and used especially in making cigarettes. (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 "burley" in a sentence
  • "U.S. tobacco supporters complain that the law overreached to cover American burley, which is laced with flavors to smooth its harsh taste."
  • "a whole flying-fish, make his line ready for casting, and then throw over some "burley" -- half a dozen flying-fish chopped into small pieces."
  • "Suddenly, just as my companion had thrown another handful of 'burley' into the water, three big blue groper rose to the surface almost together, and, swallowing the crushed-up crab, began swimming round and round the edges of the pool eagerly seeking for more."