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bois brûlé

[ bwahbroo-ley; French bwah bry-ley ]
/ ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪ; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ /
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noun, plural bois brû·lés [bwahbroo-leyz; French bwah bry-ley]. /ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪz; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ/.
Canadian Older Use. Métis (def. 1).
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Origin of bois brûlé

First recorded in 1800–10; from French: literally, “burnt wood”
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British Dictionary definitions for bois brûlé

bois-brûlé
/ (ˌbwɑːbruːˈleɪ) /

noun
(sometimes capital) Canadian archaic a mixed-race person of Canadian Indian and White (usually French Canadian) ancestry; MétisAlso called: Brule

Word Origin for bois-brûlé

French, literally: burnt wood
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