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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
< French: literally, burnt wood
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bois-brûlé

/ˌbwɑːbruːˈleɪ/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) (Canadian, archaic) a mixed-race person of Canadian Indian and White (usually French Canadian) ancestry; Métis Also called Brule
Word Origin
French, literally: burnt wood
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