burnish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word burnish
Remember Varnish - used on wooden things to make them shine
burnish-this brings us to the word ,cald furnish,ie , polishing and rubbing to make it shine..
BURNT thing is polished TO MAKE it SHINY.
BURNish: Clay work is burned and POLISHed before selling..
BURN-ish, can be interpreted as giving burnish texture, i.e. POLISH