Definition of buhl in English:

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buhl

Pronunciation: /bo͞ol/

noun

Brass, tortoiseshell, or other material cut to make a pattern and used for inlaying furniture: [as modifier]: buhl cabinets
More example sentences
  • There is also an impossible fruit salad of different materials: giltwood combined with boulle combined with ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell.
  • On June 14, for example, it has organized a one-day conference on marquetry and boulle.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French boule, from the name of André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinetmaker. The variant buhl, apparently a modern Germanized spelling, is standard in the US.

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Syllabification: buhl

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