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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Blanc, Louis 1811-1882. French political theorist whose writings, most notably Organization of Work (1839), are among the most influential early socialist treatises.
  • Blanc, Melvin Jerome Known as "Mel.” 1908-1989. American actor who gained fame as the voice of more than 400 cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.
  • MontBlanc The highest peak of the Alps, rising to 4,810.2 m (15,771 ft) in the Savoy Alps of southeast France on the Italian border.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white cosmetic.
  • n. A white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables, used esp. for braised meat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 1. A silver coin, weighing about 47 grains, struck by Henry VI. of England (1422-1461) for his French dominions. Sometimes spelled blank or blanck.
  • n. A French silver coin, first issued by Philip of Valois (1328-1350) at the value of 10 deniers, or livre.
  • n. A white paint, especially for the face.
  • n. 4. A piece of ware such as is generally decorated, sold or delivered without its decoration.
  • n. A rich stock or gravy in which made dishes or entrées are sometimes served.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)

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