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carrefour

[ kar-uh-foor, kar-uh-foor ]
/ ˈkær əˌfʊər, ˌkær əˈfʊər /
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noun

a crossroads; road junction.
a public square, plaza; marketplace.

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Origin of carrefour

1475–85; <French; earlier quarefour,Middle French quarrefour<Late Latin quadrifurcum, neuter of quadrifurcus with four forks, equivalent to quadri-quadri- + -furcus -forked, adj. derivative of furcus, furcafork
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British Dictionary definitions for carrefour

carrefour
/ (ˈkærəˌfɔː) /

noun

a rare word for crossroads
a public square, esp one at the intersection of several roads

Word Origin for carrefour

C15: from Old French quarrefour, ultimately from Latin quadrifurcus having four forks
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