braireau

noun brai·reau \ ˈbre(ˌ)rō \
variants: or brairo

Definition of braireau

plural -s
: the badger of North America

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Origin and Etymology of 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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