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blanc

[blangk; French blahn] /blæŋk; French blɑ̃/
noun, plural blancs
[blangks; French blahn] /blæŋks; French blɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a silver coin of France of the 14th–18th centuries, debased in later years.
2.
an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Henry VI.
3.
French Cookery. a liquid for poaching meat, fish, or vegetables, often containing wine, herbs, and vegetables; court-bouillon.
Origin of blanc
< French, Old French: white; see blank

Blanc

[blahn for 1, 3; blangk for 2] /blɑ̃ for 1, 3; blæŋk for 2/
noun
1.
Jean Joseph Charles Louis
[zhahn zhaw-zef sharl lwee] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf ʃarl lwi/ (Show IPA),
1811–82, French socialist and historian.
2.
Mel(vin Jerome) 1908–1989, U.S. voice actor for cartoon characters, as Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck, in films.
3.
Mont. Mont Blanc.

à blanc

[ah blahngk; French a blahn] /ɑ ˈblɑŋk; French a ˈblɑ̃/ French Cookery.
adjective
1.
adverb
2.
without browning.
Origin
< French: literally, until white
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Blanc1

/French blɑ̃/
noun
1.
Mont Blanc, See Mont Blanc
2.
Cape Blanc, a headland in N Tunisia: the northernmost point of Africa
3.
Cape Blanc, Cape Blanco (ˈblæŋkəʊ). a peninsula in Mauritania, on the Atlantic coast

Blanc2

/French blɑ̃/
noun
1.
(Jean Joseph Charles) Louis (lwi). 1811–82, French socialist and historian: author of L'Organisation du travail (1840), in which he advocated the establishment of cooperative workshops subsidized by the state
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