brûlée

noun

brû·​lée
(ˈ)brüˌlā,
brᵫ̅lā
variants or less commonly brûlé
plural -s
: a piece of burned-over woodland

Word History

Etymology

Canadian French brûlé, from French, past participle of brûler to burn, from Old French bruller, perhaps blend of Old High German brennen + Latin ustulare, from ustus, past participle of urere

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“Brûlée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/br%C3%BBl%C3%A9e. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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