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vendue

[ven-doo, -dyoo] /vɛnˈdu, -ˈdyu/
noun
1.
a public auction.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Dutch vendu < Middle French vendue sale, noun use of feminine of vendu, past participle of vendre to sell; see vend
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vendue

/ˈvɛndjuː/
noun
1.
(US) a public sale; auction
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch vendu, from Old French vendue a sale, from vendre to sell, from Latin vendere
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Word Origin and History for vendue
n.

"public sale, auction," 1680s, from Dutch vendu, from French vendue "sale," from vendre "to sell," from Latin vendere (see vend).

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