Definition of burley in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːli/
(also burley tobacco)


[mass noun]
A tobacco of a light-coloured variety which is grown mainly in Kentucky, USA.
Example sentences
  • 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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