abreuvoir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, a watering place

Noun[edit]

abreuvoir (plural abreuvoirs)

  1. (obsolete, Masonry) The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar. - Gwilt
  2. (of humans) Cold water drinking fountain typically found in public locations; also, fountain or water source for animals (birds, horses etc.)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abreuvoir m (plural abreuvoirs)

  1. A watering hole or place for animals.
  2. (Canada, proscribed) A drinking fountain.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (drinking fountain): fontaine (mostly Europe)

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