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noisette

[nwah-zet; French nwa-zet]
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noun, plural noi·settes [nwah-zets; French nwa-zet] /nwɑˈzɛts; French nwaˈzɛt/.
  1. a loin, fillet, or other lean section of meat: an entrée of lamb noisettes.

Origin of noisette

1890–95; < French: a round, rather thick slice of fillet or loin of lamb or mutton, diminutive of noix choice part of a cut of meat, literally, nut, kernel < Latin nucem, accusative of nux; see -ette
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Examples from the Web for noisette

Historical Examples

  • The distinctive characteristic of the true Noisette is blooming in clusters.

    The Book of Roses

    Francis Parkman

  • The union, probably accidental, seems to have been with the Tea Rose or the Noisette.

    The Book of Roses

    Francis Parkman

  • What a peaceful home it seemed; how calm and sure a retreat, with the white Noisette roses crowning its ancient gray walls!

    Vendetta

    Marie Corelli

  • All of the above have very distinctly the Noisette characteristics, as inherited from their parent, the Musk Rose.

    The Book of Roses

    Francis Parkman

  • At the first sign of frost the delicate Tea and Noisette Roses need to be protected.


British Dictionary definitions for noisette

noisette

adjective
  1. flavoured or made with hazelnuts
noun
  1. a small round boneless slice of lamb from the fillet or leg
  2. a chocolate made with hazelnuts

Word Origin

from French: hazelnut
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