brai·​reau | \ ˈbre(ˌ)rō \
variants: or brairo
plural -s

Definition of braireau

: the badger of North America

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History and Etymology for braireau

modification of Canadian French blaireau, from French, European badger, from Middle French blarel, blareau, from bler spotted, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Welsh blawr gray, Scottish Gaelic blar having a white spot; akin to Old High German blāo blue

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“Braireau.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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