[ 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 Cookery. a liquid for poaching meat, fish, or vegetables, often containing wine, herbs, and vegetables; court-bouillon.

Origin of blanc

< French, Old French: white; see blank

Definition for blanc (2 of 3)


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


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.

Definition for blanc (3 of 3)

à blanc

[ ah blahngk; French a blahn ]
/ ɑ ˈblɑŋk; French a ˈblɑ̃ /
French Cookery.



without browning.

Origin of à blanc

< French: literally, until white Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blanc

British Dictionary definitions for blanc (1 of 2)


/ (French blɑ̃) /


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)


/ (French blɑ̃) /


(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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