- a liqueur made from brandy flavoured with nut kernels
C18: from French: kernel, from Latin nux nut
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Examples from the Web for noyau
Jelly may be made in a similar manner of Madeira, marasquin, or noyau.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
It reminds one of the odour of almonds, and of Noyau cordials.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
Maraschino, curaao, and noyau make delicious flavorings for cream.
Madame Martin kissed her on both cheeks, and she had to drink a little glass of noyau; then she went over to the other farm.The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)
Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
Maraschino has the flavor of bitter cherry, curaao of orange-peel, noyau of peach-kernels or nuts.