from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Burnside, Ambrose Everett 1824-1881. American general and politician known more for his side-whiskers (or sideburns) than for his career in the Union Army, which included defeats at Fredericksburg (1862) and Petersburg (1864).
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- proper n. Any of various towns in Scotland, or elsewhere in the Anglo-Saxon world, named after the Scottish ones.
- proper n. A topographic surname for someone living near a burn (stream), or in any of the Scottish towns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. facial hair that has grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off)
- n. United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
From burn + side (Wiktionary)