bois brûlé

noun, often capitalized both Bs
bois brû·​lé | \ ˌbwäbrüˈlā \
plural bois brûlés\ -​ˈlā(z) \

Definition of bois brûlé

1 : an offspring of an American Indian and a person of European and especially French ancestry in Canada
2 : brûlé

History and Etymology for bois brûlé

Canadian French, literally, burnt wood

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