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  1. a liqueur made from brandy flavoured with nut kernels
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Word Origin

C18: from French: kernel, from Latin nux nut
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Examples from the Web for noyau

Historical Examples

  • Jelly may be made in a similar manner of Madeira, marasquin, or noyau.

    Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

    Eliza Leslie

  • It reminds one of the odour of almonds, and of Noyau cordials.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood

  • Maraschino, curaao, and noyau make delicious flavorings for cream.

  • Madame Martin kissed her on both cheeks, and she had to drink a little glass of noyau; then she went over to the other farm.

  • Maraschino has the flavor of bitter cherry, curaao of orange-peel, noyau of peach-kernels or nuts.