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See also: bȯ́u̯l and boul.



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boul (plural bouls)

  1. A curved handle.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for boul in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Old French[edit]


From Vulgar Latin betullus, from Latin betulla, from Gaulish betua.


boul m (oblique plural bous or box or bouls, nominative singular bous or box or bouls, nominative plural boul)

  1. birch (tree)



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