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sarrazin

[sar-uh-zin] /ˈsær ə zɪn/
noun
1.
buckwheat (defs 1–3).
Origin of sarrazin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French (blé) sarrasin Saracen (wheat)
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  • sarrazin, 1885, note on l. 10 of the two versions in Northern dialect.

  • sarrazin's attempt to prove such corruption is an entire failure.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Do you know that he is a descendant of the French poet sarrazin?

  • Delicately and mercifully Mr. sarrazin answered that sad appeal.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin was equal to the occasion, whatever it might be.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin shook his head; he had a case of copyright in hand just then.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • The French side of Mr. sarrazin's nature had got the better of him once more.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin rose, with his plate in his hand and his fork ready for action.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin repeated what the judge had said of Mrs. Linley.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin answered it, however, to the best of his ability.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins

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