abreuvoir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French abreuvoir (a watering place).

Noun[edit]

abreuvoir (plural abreuvoirs)

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abreuver +‎ -oir

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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