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transitive verb

variants or bucan or boucan
: to expose (meat) in strips to fire and smoke upon a buccan


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variants or bucan or boucan
plural -s
: a wooden frame or grid for roasting, smoking, or drying meat over fire
: buccaned meat

Word History


Transitive verb

borrowed from Middle French boucaner, verbal derivative of boucan "wooden frame for roasting or smoking meat"


borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Tupi mokaʔẽ́, mbokaʔẽ́, from mo-, mbo-, causative marker + kaʔẽ "to be roasted, dried"

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“Buccan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buccan. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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