[nwah-zet; French nwa-zet]
- 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
The distinctive characteristic of the true Noisette is blooming in clusters.
The union, probably accidental, seems to have been with the Tea Rose or the Noisette.
What a peaceful home it seemed; how calm and sure a retreat, with the white Noisette roses crowning its ancient gray walls!Vendetta
All of the above have very distinctly the Noisette characteristics, as inherited from their parent, the Musk Rose.
At the first sign of frost the delicate Tea and Noisette Roses need to be protected.Gardening for the Million
- flavoured or made with hazelnuts
- a small round boneless slice of lamb from the fillet or leg
- a chocolate made with hazelnuts
from French: hazelnut
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