blet

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French blettir, coined by John Lindley.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blet (third-person singular simple present blets, present participle bletting, simple past and past participle bletted)

  1. To undergo bletting, a fermentation process in certain fruit beyond ripening.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Lindley (1835) Introduction to Botany, page 296:
    After the period of ripeness, most fleshy fruits undergo a new kind of alteration; their flesh either rots or blets. [] May I be forgiven for coining a word to express that peculiar bruised appearance in some fruits, called blessi [sic] by the French, for which we have no equivalent English expression ?

    Emphasis and footnote in original, and though written as blessi, the French word for bletted is blette, and Lindley coined “blet”, suggesting an error in the text.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

blet (feminine singular blette, masculine plural blets, feminine plural blettes)

  1. overripe

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *blād (field produce), from Proto-Germanic *blēdaz, *blēdō (flower, leaf), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlēdh-, *bhlōw-, *bhol- (to flower; leaf).

Noun[edit]

blet m (oblique plural blez or bletz, nominative singular blez or bletz, nominative plural blet)

  1. wheat

Descendants[edit]

  • French: blé