blanc

[ blangk; French blahn ]
/ blæŋk; French blɑ̃ /

noun, plural blancs [blangks; French blahn]. /blæŋks; French blɑ̃/.

a silver coin of France of the 14th–18th centuries, debased in later years.
an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Henry VI.
French Cooking. a liquid for poaching meat, fish, or vegetables, often containing wine, herbs, and vegetables; court-bouillon.

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Origin of blanc

<French, Old French: white; see blank

Definition for blanc (2 of 2)

Blanc
[ blahn for 1, 3; blangk for 2 ]
/ blɑ̃ for 1, 3; blæŋk for 2 /

noun

Jean Jo·seph Charles Louis [zhahn zhaw-zef sharl lwee], /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf ʃarl lwi/, 1811–82, French socialist and historian.
Mel(vin Jerome), 1908–1989, U.S. voice actor for cartoon characters, as Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck, in films.
Mont. Mont Blanc.
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British Dictionary definitions for blanc (1 of 2)

Blanc1
/ (French blɑ̃) /

noun

Mont Blanc See Mont Blanc
Cape Blanc a headland in N Tunisia: the northernmost point of Africa
Cape Blanc or Cape Blanco (ˈblæŋkəʊ) a peninsula in Mauritania, on the Atlantic coast

British Dictionary definitions for blanc (2 of 2)

Blanc2
/ (French blɑ̃) /

noun

(Jean Joseph Charles) Louis (lwi). 1811–82, French socialist and historian: author of L'Organisation du travail (1840), in which he advocated the establishment of cooperative workshops subsidized by the state
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