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noisette

[nwah-zet; French nwa-zet] /nwɑˈzɛt; French nwaˈzɛt/
noun, plural noisettes
[nwah-zets; French nwa-zet] /nwɑˈzɛts; French nwaˈzɛt/ (Show IPA)
1.
a loin, fillet, or other lean section of meat:
an entrée of lamb noisettes.
Origin
1890-1895
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
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noisette

/nwɑːˈzɛt/
adjective
1.
flavoured or made with hazelnuts
noun
2.
a small round boneless slice of lamb from the fillet or leg
3.
a chocolate made with hazelnuts
Word Origin
from French: hazelnut
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