Bor"rel (?), n. [OF. burel a kind of coarse woolen cloth, fr. F. bure drugget. See Bureau. Rustic and common people dressed in this cloth, which was prob. so called from its color.]

1.

Coarse woolen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

A kind of light stuff, of silk and wool.

 

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Bor"rel, a. [Prob. from Borrel, n.]

Ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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