buée

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French buee (laundry, wash), from Vulgar Latin *bucāta (laundry, literally soaked), from Vulgar Latin *bucāre (to soak, wash), from Frankish *būkōn (to soak, wash), from Proto-Germanic *būkōną (to soak), from Proto-Indo-European *bhAuǵ- (a kind of leaf-bearing tree). Cognate with Middle High German būchen, biuchen (to wash out with lye), Middle Dutch būken, buyken (to wash in beech lye), Middle English bouken (to soak in a lye solution). More at beech.

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buée f (plural buées)

  1. (dialectal) laundry
  2. condensation, steam, mist

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