Definition of pelouse in English:

pelouse

(also pélouse)

noun

  • 1An area of grass, a lawn.

  • 2Specifically. A public enclosure at a French racecourse.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From French pelouse lawn, public enclosure at a racecourse, probably from Occitan pelouso lawn, use as noun of feminine of pelous (Old Occitan pelos) hairy from classical Latin pilōsus hairy.

Pronunciation

pelouse

/pəˈluːz/