lew bouche


Louis, 1896–1969, U.S. painter.
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Fr., lit. "mouth" (O.Fr. boche, 11c.), from L. bucca, lit. "cheek," which in L.L. replaced os (see oral) as the word for "mouth" (cf. It. bocca, Sp. 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).
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