vendue

vendue

[ven-doo, -dyoo]
noun
a public auction.

Origin:
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)
 
n
(US) a public sale; auction
 
[C17: from Dutch vendu, from Old French vendue a sale, from vendre to sell, from Latin vendere]

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vendue
"public sale, auction," 1686, from Du. vendu, from Fr. vendue "sale," from vendre "to sell," from L. vendere (see vend).
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