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coureur de bois

coureur de bois

noun cou·reur de bois \k-ˌrər-də-ˈbwä\
plural coureurs de bois \same\

Definition of COUREUR DE BOIS

:  a French or métis trapper of North America and especially of Canada

Origin of COUREUR DE BOIS

Canadian French, literally, woods runner
First Known Use: 1700

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