Word of the Week: mouche à feu

Word of the Week…en français

mouche à feu /muʃ a fø/ feminine noun

The firefly. Known in France as ‘une luciole.’ Also known regionally in North America as bête à feu (beast with fire.) See: A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, Mots choisis: Trois cents ans de Francophone au Détroit du lac Érié, and OffQc: Quebec French Guide. For pronunciation, click on the featured words.

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