boisseau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French boissel (bushel), from boisse, a grain measure based on Vulgar Latin (Gallic dialect) *bostia (handful), from Gaulish *bosta (palm of the hand); see also Breton boz (hollow of the hand) and Old Irish bass.

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Noun[edit]

boisseau m (plural boisseaux)

  1. bushel (measure and vessel)
  2. hollow cylinder (of various types)

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