fougasse

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French fougasse.

Noun[edit]

fougasse (plural fougasses)

  1. A type of lattice-shaped bread associated with the area of Provence.
  2. An old-fashioned type of land mine, in the form of a foxhole filled with explosives or projectiles.

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier fougade, probably a borrowing from Italian fogata (from fogare, from foga), with a change of suffix.

Noun[edit]

fougasse f (plural fougasses)

  1. (military) fougasse (land-mine)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French fougasse, foucasse, a borrowing from Old Provençal fogatza, fogassa, from Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *focacia, from the feminine of the adjective focacius, from Latin focus. Compare Catalan fogassa, Occitan fogaça, fogassa, Italian focaccia, Spanish hogaza. Doublet of the inherited fouace.

Noun[edit]

fougasse f (plural fougasses)

une fougasse
  1. (cooking) fougasse (lattice-shaped bread associated with Provence)

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