6 letter word starting with bur

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burbot noun A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
burden noun That which is borne or carried; a load., That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive., The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden., The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin., The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace., A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds., A birth., To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load., To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes., To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable)., The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer., The drone of a bagpipe., A club.
burdon noun A pilgrim’s staff.
bureau noun Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers., The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted., Hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief., A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.
burgee noun A kind of small coat., A swallow-tailed flag; a distinguishing pennant, used by cutters, yachts, and merchant vessels.
burgoo noun A kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.
burhel noun Alt. of Burrhel
burial noun A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture., The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.
burier noun One who, or that which, buries.
burion noun The red-breasted house sparrow of California (Carpodacus frontalis); — called also crimson-fronted bullfinch.
burked imp. & past participle of Burke
burled imp. & past participle of Burl
burlap noun A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc.
burler noun One who burls or dresses cloth.
burman noun A member of the Burman family, one of the four great families Burmah; also, sometimes, any inhabitant of Burmah; a Burmese., Of or pertaining to the Burmans or to Burmah.
burned imp. & past participle of Burn, See Burnt., Burnished.
burner noun One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything., The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced.
burnet noun A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, P.Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
burnie noun A small brook.
burred imp. & past participle of Burr
burrel noun A sort of pear, called also the red butter pear, from its smooth, delicious, soft pulp., Same as Borrel.
burrow noun An incorporated town. See 1st Borough., A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation., A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse., A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5., To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits., To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.
bursae plural of Bursa
bursal adjective Of or pertaining to a bursa or to bursae.
bursar noun A treasurer, or cash keeper; a purser; as, the bursar of a college, or of a monastery., A student to whom a stipend or bursary is paid for his complete or partial support.
bursch noun A youth; especially, a student in a german university.
burton noun A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.
buried imp. & past participle of Bury