Word of the Week: bec fleur

Word of the Week…en français

le bec fleur /bɛk flœʀ/ (bird name – archaïque/archaic)

From the workshop of Monsieur Jean-Claude Bradet, of Saint-Urbain, Charlevoix, Quebec.

From the workshop of Monsieur Jean-Claude Bradet, of Saint-Urbain, Charlevoix, Quebec.

The hummingbird – found in A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, 1673-1850.

Le colibri – trouvé dans A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, 1673-1850.

For more information on Monsieur Bradet and folk art in Québec, see Art Populaire au Québec.

Pour plus d’information sur Monsieur Bradet et l’art populaire au Québec, voir Art Populaire au Québec.

See Collins French for pronunciations of bec and fleur.

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