flageolet

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[flaj-uh-let, -ley]

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

flageolet

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[fla-zhaw-le]
noun, plural fla·geo·lets [fla-zhaw-le] /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/. French.
  1. a green baby lima bean.
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flageolet

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noun
  1. 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

flageolet

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flageolet bean

noun
  1. 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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