coureurs de bois

coureur de bois

[koo-rœr duh bwah]
noun, plural coureurs de bois [koo-rœr duh bwah] . French.
a French or French-Indian trapper of North America, especially of Canada.

literally, runner, hunter of (the) woods Unabridged
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coureur de bois (French kurœr də bwa)
n , pl coureurs de bois
Canadian history a French Canadian woodsman or Métis who traded with Indians for furs
[Canadian French: trapper (literally: wood-runner)]

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