from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The lower house of the modern Greek legislature.
- n. The senate of 400 founded by Solon in ancient Athens.
- n. A legislative assembly in any one of the ancient Greek states.
- n. A pear-shaped synthetic sapphire, ruby, or other alumina-based gem, produced by fusing and tinting alumina.
- n. A round loaf of white bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the bowls used in the French game of boules.
- n. A single-crystal ingot produced by synthetic means.
- n. A round loaf of bread.
- n. A through-sawn log with the slices restacked in the order and orientation they originally had in the log, usually with waney edges.
- n. Alternative form of buhl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as buhl, buhlwork.
- n. A legislative council of elders or chiefs; a senate.
- n. Legislature of modern Greece. See Legislature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The proper French spelling of buhl.
- n. In Greek antiquity, a legislative council, originally aristocratic, consisting of the heads of the citizen families, sitting under the presidency of the king.
- n. The legislative assembly of modern Greece.
- n. An obsolete form of bowl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
Greek boulē, assembly; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.
French, ball, from Old French, bubble, from Latin bulla.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French boule (Wiktionary)
Alteration of Boulle. See buhl. (Wiktionary)