bouchon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bouchon ‎(bundle of hemp or foliage, oakum), from bousche ‎(handful of straw, bundle of twigs), from Vulgar Latin bosca ‎(brush, bundle of branches), from Frankish *bosc ‎(bush), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz ‎(bush). More at bush.

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Noun[edit]

bouchon m ‎(plural bouchons)

  1. cork, bung, stopper, plug
  2. float (in angling)
  3. traffic jam
  4. (computing) dongle
  5. (small) restaurant
  6. (colloquial) kid, mite, munchkin

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bouchon m (plural bouchons)

  1. bundle
  2. cork; stopper (for a bottle)

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bouchon, supplement)