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[mir-uh-bel, mir-uh-bel] /ˌmɪr əˈbɛl, ˈmɪr əˌbɛl/
a dry, white plum brandy from Alsace.
Origin of mirabelle
1700-10; < French; Middle French mirabolan myrobalan, by folk etymology Unabridged
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  • Try shootin' anything fresh across when she's wrappin' a pound of mixed chocolates and you'll get a quick one back from mirabelle.

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  • mirabelle was tact-proof; you might as well try subtle diplomacy on a locomotive.

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  • mirabelle Marie and Nannichette surveyed each other's faces with cunning, glittering eyes.

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  • mirabelle sat primly erect, but her voice had an unusual overtone.

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  • I took pains to mark each sampler with the name and address of the mirabelle Dictu who finished it.

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  • Mr. Mix sneezed again, and stooped to kiss her cheek, but mirabelle avoided him.

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  • The mirabelle was a three-masted schooner of more than usually trim lines.

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  • On the same evening, he read the masterpiece to mirabelle with finished emphasis.

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  • There is Vincent hung up against the counter gazin' mushy into the dark dangerous orbs of mirabelle, the box-trade queen.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • mirabelle had persisted in keeping the wedding-journey a surprise from him.

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British Dictionary definitions for mirabelle


a small sweet yellow-orange fruit that is a variety of greengage
a liqueur distilled from this
Word Origin
C18: from French
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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