souche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Spanish and Catalan soca.

Noun[edit]

souche f (plural souches)

  1. stump (of a tree)
  2. (viral) strain
    une souche virale inédite a fait au minimum vingt morts
    an unknown viral strain has resulted at least twenty deaths
  3. (linguistics) root
    un mot de souche latine
    a word originating in Latin
  4. origin
    un Américain de souche
    someone of American origin
  5. (genetics) founder

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