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coureur de bois

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noun cou·reur de bois \ku̇-ˌrər-də-ˈbwä\

Definition of coureur de bois

plural

coureurs de bois

\same\
  1. :  a French or métis trapper of North America and especially of Canada



Origin and Etymology of coureur de bois

Canadian French, literally, woods runner


First Known Use: 1700


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