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blanc

[blangk; French blahn] /blæŋk; French blɑ̃/
noun, plural blancs
[blangks; French blahn] /blæŋks; French blɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a silver coin of France of the 14th–18th centuries, debased in later years.
2.
an Anglo-Gallic copy of this coin, issued by Henry VI.
3.
French Cookery. a liquid for poaching meat, fish, or vegetables, often containing wine, herbs, and vegetables; court-bouillon.
Origin of blanc
< French, Old French: white; see blank

Blanc

[blahn for 1, 3; blangk for 2] /blɑ̃ for 1, 3; blæŋk for 2/
noun
1.
Jean Joseph Charles Louis
[zhahn zhaw-zef sharl lwee] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf ʃarl lwi/ (Show IPA),
1811–82, French socialist and historian.
2.
Mel(vin Jerome) 1908–1989, U.S. voice actor for cartoon characters, as Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck, in films.
3.
Mont. Mont Blanc (def 1).
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  • I told him he could use it for a hot bete noir, or a blanc mange, or any of those fancy drinks; I didn't care.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Madame blanc, a stout woman of thirty-five, was rather breathless.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Six dominoes were placed on their edges, in the usual way, before the dog and the same number before Mr. blanc.

    All About Dogs Charles Henry Lane
  • blanc, Thor and Fromentin, who have written the best things about them.

  • In time of war it would be easier almost to remove Mt. blanc than to change these rules and regulations.

    The Living Present Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for blanc

Blanc1

/French blɑ̃/
noun
1.
Mont Blanc, See Mont Blanc
2.
Cape Blanc, a headland in N Tunisia: the northernmost point of Africa
3.
Cape Blanc, Cape Blanco (ˈblæŋkəʊ). a peninsula in Mauritania, on the Atlantic coast

Blanc2

/French blɑ̃/
noun
1.
(Jean Joseph Charles) Louis (lwi). 1811–82, French socialist and historian: author of L'Organisation du travail (1840), in which he advocated the establishment of cooperative workshops subsidized by the state
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