bouet

noun

bou·​et
ˈbüə̇t
plural -s
Scottish
: a small hand lantern

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Apr. 2024.

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