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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bouchon m (plural bouchons)

  1. cork, bung
  2. traffic jam
  3. (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)

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