battue[ba to̵̅o̅′, -tyo̵̅o̅′; bə-]
- a beating of underbrush and woods to drive game out toward hunters
- a hunt of this kind
- any mass killing
Origin of battueFrench feminine past participle of Old French battre, to beat: see batter
- The beating of woods and bushes to flush game.
- A hunt in which this is done.
Origin of battueFrench, feminine of battu, past participle of battre, to beat, from Old French batre; see batter1.
From Portuguese batuda or Italian battuta (a beating); See Latin battuo, (to beat.)