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boîte

[bwaht; French bwat] /bwɑt; French bwat/
noun, plural boîtes
[bwahts; French bwat] /bwɑts; French bwat/ (Show IPA)
1.
a nightclub; cabaret.
Origin
< French: box; Old French boiste < Vulgar Latin *buxita, for Late Latin buxida, formation based on Latin pyxis box (see pyx), stem pyxid-, conflated with buxus box3
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