Burse (?), n. [LL. bursa, or F.
bourse. See Bourse, and cf. Bursch, Purse.]
1. A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull.
2. A fund or foundation for the maintenance of
needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the
3. (Eccl.) An ornamental case of hold the
corporal when not in use. Shipley.
4. An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the
cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.
5. A kind of bazaar. [Obs.]
She says she went to the burse for patterns.