houille

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Walloon (Liégeois) hulhes ( > modern Wallon hoye), probably from Frankish *hukila (pile, mound), a diminutive form (compare dialectal Dutch heukel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

houille f (plural houilles)

  1. coal

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