Definition of burley in English:


Syllabification: bur·ley
Pronunciation: /ˈbərlē


(also burley tobacco)
  • A tobacco of a light-colored variety grown mainly in Kentucky.
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    • Plant breeders have developed many good varieties and hybrids of burley tobacco, all of which are available to Ohio growers.
    • To survive in the Mils and hollows of western North Carolina, a farmer had to know how to grow burley tobacco.
    • He explained that 22,053,231 Kilogrammes was Virginia while 18,800,00 kilogrammes was burley tobacco.


late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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