mirobolant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From myrobolan (myrobalan), from Latin myrobalanum. The fruit's name is related to mirer (to stare intensely) or mirum (wonder).

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mirobolant (feminine singular mirobolante, masculine plural mirobolants, feminine plural mirobolantes)

  1. great, enormous
    • 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans, “IX”, in À rebours, page 129:
      Son ennui devint sans borne ; la joie de posséder de mirobolantes floraisons était tarie ; il était déjà blasé sur leur contexture et sur leurs nuances ; []
  2. extremely unrealizable (of a plan, project etc.)
    un projet mirobolant(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French mirobolant.

Adjective[edit]

mirobolant m, n (feminine singular mirobolantă, masculine plural mirobolanți, feminine and neuter plural mirobolante)

  1. extraordinary, incredible, magnificent

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