WotW: mitaines tuque

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mitaine, mitaines /mi.tɛn/ (feminine noun)

In Quebec…mittens! In France, fingerless gloves (the word for mittens in France is moufle). From the Old French. For an audio pronunciation, see the Collins French Dictionary.  See also Wiktionary and Wikibec.

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tuque /tuːk/ (feminine noun)

A knitted cap. Also called a toque. In the 1830s, a red tuque became a symbol of French Canadian nationalism. It is a common style of hat but remains culturally significant to French Canadians. See also Wikipedia, Wikibec, and Collins.

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