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bois brûlé

[bwah broo-ley; French bwah bry-ley] /ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪ; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ/
noun, plural bois brûlés
[bwah broo-leyz; French bwah bry-ley] /ˈbwɑ bruˈleɪz; French bwɑ brüˈleɪ/ (Show IPA).
Canadian.
1.
métis (def 2).
Origin of bois brûlé
< French: literally, burnt wood
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  • Just then a piece of white, newly-tanned deerskin was hoisted up in the center of the bois brule encampment.

    Indian Boyhood [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • The bois brule and Ami, as he called the bear, soon became necessary to one another.

    Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • The bois brule was treated with kindness and honor, and the tribe gave him a wife.

    Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman

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