variants or brairo
plural -s
: the badger of North America

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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