Word of the Week…en Français
boucane /bu.kan/ feminine noun
Smoke. Also, boucaner (verb) – to smoke. Derived from an indigenous American language. To smoke meat or to raise a smudge against mosquitoes. According to one observer, it was adopted by “French adventurers” who had established themselves among the Indians to hunt. See A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, Wikibec, and The Canadian Encyclopedia.