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échalas

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Etymology

Alteration of Old French escharat, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *Caracium, from Ancient Greek χάραξ (reed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /eʃala/, /eʃalɑ/

Noun

échalas m. (plural échalas)

  1. (horticulture) stake, pole (to support plants etc.)
  2. (colloquial) beanpole (thin person)

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