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flageolet

[flaj-uh-let, -ley] /ˌflædʒ əˈlɛt, -ˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a small end-blown flute with four finger holes in front and two in the rear.
2.
any fipple flute.
Origin of flageolet
1650-1660
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

[fla-zhaw-le] /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/
noun, plural flageolets
[fla-zhaw-le] /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a green baby lima bean.
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British Dictionary definitions for flageolet

flageolet1

/ˌflædʒəˈlɛt/
noun
1.
a high-pitched musical instrument of the recorder family having six or eight finger holes
Word Origin
C17: from French, modification of Old French flajolet a little flute, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin flabeolum (unattested), from Latin flāre to blow

flageolet2

/ˈflædʒəˌleɪ/
noun
1.
the pale green immature seed of a haricot bean, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
Word Origin
C19: from French fageolet, from Latin phaseolus bean; perhaps influenced by flageolet1
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