WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
burse  (bûrs),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a pouch or case for some special purpose.
  2. Education, Scottish Terms(in Scotland)
    • a fund to provide allowances for students.
    • an allowance so provided.
  3. [Eccles.]a case or receptacle for a corporal.
  • Late Latin bursa purse; see bursa
  • Anglo-French
  • Middle English 1250–1300

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