Pronunciation: (bOOl),[key] —n. 1. Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
2. a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
3. Sometimes, boules. pétanque.
Pronunciation: (bOOl),[key] —n.(often cap.)Furniture. buhl. Also calledboule•workPronunciation: (bOOl'wûrk").[key]
Pronunciation: (bOO'lē, bOO-lā'),[key] —n. 1. the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.