bois brûlé

[ bwah broo-ley; French bwah bry-ley ]
/ ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪ; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ /

noun, plural bois brû·lés [bwah broo-leyz; French bwah bry-ley], /ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪz; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ/, Canadian.

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Origin of bois brûlé

<French: literally, burnt wood
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Example sentences from the Web for bois brûlé

  • A dog-team and a bois-brule bring them, and then I am alone as before.

    Romany of the Snows|Gilbert Parker

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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