Word of the Week: érablière

Word of the Week…en français

Maple Syrup Cans, courtesy of Amy Cavanaugh. Click the image above  for her article “5 Things You Might Not Know About Maple Syrup.”

érablière /e.ʁa.bli.jɛʁ/ fem. noun

A grove of sugar maples, as found in Father Pierre Potier’s writings on the Detroit River Region. According to McDermott, it refers to either a maple forest or a place for processing maple sap. See A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, Mots choisis by Marcel Bénéteau et Peter W. Halford, and Wiktionnaire.

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