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