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Colbert

[ kohl-bair for 1; French kawl-ber for 2 ]
/ koʊlˈbɛər for 1; French kɔlˈbɛr for 2 /
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Claudette Lily Claudette Chauchoin, 1903–96, U.S. actress, born in France.
Jean Bap·tiste [zhahn ba-teest], /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/, 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.

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Colbert
/ (French kɔlbɛr) /

noun

Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin . 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals
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