bouet

noun
bou·​et | \ ˈbüə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of bouet

Scottish
: a small hand lantern

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History and Etymology for bouet

Middle English bowett, bowat, perhaps from Middle French boete box, from Old French boete, boite, boiste, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin buxita, irregular from Late Latin buxis

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“Bouet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bouet. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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