chauve

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin calvus, from Proto-Indo-European *kl̥H-wó-s, from the root *kl̥H-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃov/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

chauve (plural chauves)

  1. Bald; devoid of hair; often used substantively.
  2. Bare, barren; devoid of a thing (such as vegetation); often construed with de.

Noun[edit]

chauve m or f (plural chauves)

  1. a bald person

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