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coureur de bois

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  • n. A fur trader operating in North America in the seventeenth or eighteenth century without permission from the French authorities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a French Canadian trapper

Etymologies

French coureur des bois, literally “woods runner”. (Wiktionary)

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