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bois de vache

[bwah duh vash] /ˌbwɑ də ˈvæʃ/
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dried buffalo dung, used as fuel by Canadian and U.S. fur trappers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Origin of bois de vache
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < Prairie Canadian French: literally, buffalo wood (vache buffalo, French: cow)
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