bruyère

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bruiere, from Latin brugaria, used in Latin for heather in several medieval texts, probably from Gaulish *bruco, from Proto-Celtic *wroikos (compare Breton brug, Welsh/Cornish grug, and Irish fraoch).

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Noun[edit]

bruyère f (plural bruyères)

  1. Heather, brier.
  2. A place of briers, a moor.

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