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flageolet

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[ flaj-uh-let, -ley ]
/ ˌflædʒ əˈlɛt, -ˈleɪ /
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noun

a small end-blown flute with four finger holes in front and two in the rear.
any fipple flute.

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Origin of flageolet

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1650–60; <French, spelling variant of Old French flajolet, equivalent to flajol flute (<Vulgar Latin *flabeolum, derivative of Latin flāre to blow2) + -et-et

Definition for flageolet (2 of 2)

flageolet2
[ fla-zhaw-le ]
/ fla ʒɔˈlɛ /

noun, plural fla·geo·lets [fla-zhaw-le]. /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/. French.

a green baby lima bean.
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British Dictionary definitions for flageolet (1 of 2)

flageolet1
/ (ˌflædʒəˈlɛt) /

noun

a high-pitched musical instrument of the recorder family having six or eight finger holes

Word Origin for flageolet

C17: from French, modification of Old French flajolet a little flute, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin flabeolum (unattested), from Latin flāre to blow

British Dictionary definitions for flageolet (2 of 2)

flageolet2

flageolet bean

/ (ˈflædʒəˌleɪ) /

noun

the pale green immature seed of a haricot bean, cooked and eaten as a vegetable

Word Origin for flageolet

C19: from French fageolet, from Latin phaseolus bean; perhaps influenced by flageolet 1
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