blanquette

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Borrowing from French blanquette, from Provençal blanqueto, a diminutive of blanc (white), derived, through Late Latin and Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Frankish *blank (gleaming, white, blinding), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (white, bright, blinding), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine).
Compare blanket.

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Noun[edit]

blanquette (countable and uncountable, plural blanquettes)

  1. A white meat stew in which neither the meat nor the sauce is browned.
    Hypernyms: ragout, stew
    Hyponyms: blanquette de veau

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Provençal blanqueto, a diminutive of blanc (white), derived, through Late Latin and Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Frankish *blank (gleaming, white, blinding), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (white, bright, blinding), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine). Equivalent to blanc (white) +‎ -ette (feminine diminutive suffix).

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blanquette f (plural blanquettes)

  1. (uncountable) A variety of white grapes.
    Synonyms: chasselas doré
    Hypernyms: raisin
    1. (countable or uncountable) The white sparkling wine produced from this grapevine.
      Hypernyms: vin, vin blanc, vin mousseux
      Hyponyms: blanquette de Limoux
  2. (countable) A type of summer white pear.
    Hypernyms: poire
  3. (countable or uncountable) The first clear distillation of a brandy.
    Hypernyms: eau-de-vie
  4. (countable or uncountable) blanquette (white meat stew which is not browned)
    Hypernyms: ragoût
    Hyponyms: blanquette d'agneau, blanquette de veau
  5. (uncountable, slang, popular) silverware
    Synonyms: argenterie

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