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[boosh] /buʃ/
noun, Armor.
a curved indentation in an upper corner of a jousting shield, serving as a lance rest: used from the 14th to the 17th century.
Origin of bouche
< French phrase à bouche literally, with (a) mouth, said of a notched shield. See bouchée


[boo-shey] /buˈʃeɪ/
Louis, 1896–1969, U.S. painter. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bouche
  • We were pleased and surprised when an amuse bouche of edamame was brought to the table.
  • Our task was to create an amuse-bouche plus three tasting courses.
  • As a piece of research, this paper more of an amuse-bouche than an entree.
  • For an amuse-bouche the table gets cinnamon rolls redolent of airport layovers.
  • Try the seasonal tasting menu, starting with the scalding but enchanting amuse-bouche.
  • But they're richly wintery and so yummy waiting to amuse your bouche in a mug of hot chocolate.
Word Origin and History for bouche

French, literally "mouth" (Old French boche, 11c.), from Latin bucca, literally "cheek," which in Late Latin replaced os (see oral) as the word for "mouth" (and also is the source of Italian bocca, Spanish boca). Borrowed in English in various senses, e.g. "king's allowance of food for his retinue" (mid-15c.); "mouth" (1580s); "metal plug for a cannon's vent" (1862; verb in this sense from 1781).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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