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Noun: burnside
  1. 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)
    - sideburn, mutton chop, side-whiskers
Noun: Burnside  'burn,sId
  1. United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
    - Ambrose Burnside, A. E. Burnside, Ambrose Everett Burnside

Derived forms: burnsides, Burnsides

Type of: facial hair, full general, general

Encyclopedia: Burnside, Newfoundland and Labrador