bois de vache

[ bwah duh-vash ]

  1. dried buffalo dung, used as fuel by Canadian and U.S. fur trappers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Origin of bois de vache

1835–45, Americanism;<Prairie Canadian French: literally, buffalo wood (vache buffalo, French: cow)

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