Definition of mascaret in English:

mascaret

noun

  • In France: a tidal bore in an estuary.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Brooke (fl. 1660). From French mascaret from Middle French (Gascon) mascaret spotted cow from mascar (adjective) black spotted; further etymology uncertain: see discussion s.v. mask.

Pronunciation

mascaret

/ˈmaskəreɪ/