poitrine

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French peitrine, from Vulgar Latin *pectorīna from the Classical Latin pectus. Gradually replaced pis, now meaning udder. Compare Spanish pretina (waistband), which is cognate.

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poitrine f (plural poitrines)

  1. chest (of body)
  2. breast (of body)
  3. breast (of poultry, as meat)

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