[ nwah-zet; French nwa-zet ]
/ nwɑˈzɛt; French nwaˈzɛt /

noun, plural noi·settes [nwah-zets; French nwa-zet] /nwɑˈzɛts; French nwaˈzɛt/.

a loin, fillet, or other lean section of meat: an entrée of lamb noisettes.

Origin of noisette

1890–95; < French: a round, rather thick slice of fillet or loin of lamb or mutton, diminutive of noix choice part of a cut of meat, literally, nut, kernel < Latin nucem, accusative of nux; see -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noisette

British Dictionary definitions for noisette


/ (nwɑːˈzɛt) /


flavoured or made with hazelnuts


a small round boneless slice of lamb from the fillet or leg
a chocolate made with hazelnuts

Word Origin for noisette

from French: hazelnut
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