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

  • n. A stew made with a white sauce.

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  • n. A seafood or meat stew in white sauce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white fricassee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, a white fricassee; also, a minced dish, as of cold veal.
  • n. A kind of crude soda, obtained at Aigues-Mortes, in France, by the incineration of Salsola Tragus and S. Kali.
  • n. A kind of white sparkling wine made in southern France, often called blanquette de Limoux.
  • n. A large variety of pear. Also written blanket.


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From French blanquette, from Provençal blanqueto, from Frankish *blank (“gleaming, white, blinding”) from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (“white, bright, blinding”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (“to shine”).


  • The opening dinner menu kicks off with daurade crudo, baked potato/black truffle soup with bacon-grilled-cheese soldiers, and wild boar ragout over fresh pappardelle, while entrees include mustard-crusted lamb loin w/ stuffed artichoke, and spaetzle-supported veal cheek blanquette, though a fat lot of security it afforded that baby.

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  • His bedroom was above the kitchen and when his grandmother cooked blanquette de veau for Sunday lunch, the aromas would waft upstairs.

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  • Dinner entrees at Michel will average $28 and run to duck a l 'orange, veal cheeks blanquette and John Dory with chardonnay sauce.

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  • North African restaurants can now be found in every French city large or small and I can purchase a coucoussière almost as easily as I can find a pot in which to cook a blanquette.

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  • I don't know one French home in which couscous isn't regularly found on the family dinner table and it is considered the favorite dish of the French, second only to veal blanquette.

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  • He shrugged, lit a cigarette and we got back to the important work of making a perfect blanquette de veau

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  • Lunchtimes on weekends and dinnertimes are spent together eating stew or tagine, soup or blanquette, homemade pizza or risotto, something wholesome, made with love.

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  • Oh, nothing fancy for these simple working folk, but a family gathered around the table together over a hot meal, work put aside, worries forgotten; just an everyday lunch shared, the air filled with succulent odors wafting from a home-cooked, from-scratch pot au feu or blanquette simmering on the stove, laughter and conversation.

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  • My first thought was the blanquette de veau that David Hagedorn featured in one of his Real Entertaining columns this year.

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  • Before arrival, Masson says, Wagner always calls in a special request for one of his favorites, blanquette de veau, a veal stew.

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