Definitions

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

  • n. A small round piece of meat, especially loin or fillet of lamb, veal, or pork.
  • adj. Made or flavored with hazelnuts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small round thick slice of meat (in particular, lamb or veal) that has been deboned
  • adj. flavoured with hazelnuts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the Lamarque, the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel, and the Cloth of gold. Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of rose.

Etymologies

French, from Old French, diminutive of nois, nut, from Latin nux.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • My mother's from Paris, so it's kind of ironic because when they gave him the word noisette, we heard later that the ESPN guy said, "Oh, his mother speaks French, he should know this."

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  • Earlier, 11-year-old Nicholas Rushlow of Pickerington correctly spelled "noisette" before stumbling on "hebdomadally" to tie for 17th place.

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  • Asked by 11-year-old Nicholas Rushlow of Pickerington, Ohio, to use "noisette" (a type of food) in a sentence, Bailly replied: "Gail couldn't keep her eyes off the piece of noisette in her date's teeth."

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  • (Don't miss the story that originally appeared here, along with the vocabulary below -- now a part of this book!) * References: noisette = hazelnut; beurk!

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  • Caramelised venison chop and noisette (boned out cutlet) with honey and blackcurrant fromage blanc

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  • Other questions: are food bloggers actually food experts just because they can use the words "pan-seared" and "noisette" in the same sentence?

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  • The veal paillard, unlike the lunch version of veal, doesn't seem to be "farm raised," but we've had it and it's finely done, as is the roasted rocky mountain lamb noisette.

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  • Still, a nine-course Degustation Terje Ness without wine pairing will run you 995 Norwegian kroner (about €115) for treats such as scallops with carrot and orange, sweetbreads with capers and lemon beurre noisette, and filet of cod in a boullabaisè jelly and red wine jus.

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  • All that was necessary was a noisette and a Marlboro Light and suddenly one was Juliette Greco or Simone de Beauvoir-deliciously, adolescently, maudlin.

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  • I learned it was inappropriate to drink café crème after breakfast, so I trained myself to drink espresso, and eventually discovered the joy that is the more socially acceptable noisette -- espresso with a dollop of milk.

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  • (n): (butchery) a small round slice (individual portion, or cutlet) of meat, specifically from the fillet, rib, or leg of lamb or mutton.

    January 4, 2009