Provençal

adjective
Pro·​ven·​çal | \ ˌprō-ˌvän-ˈsäl How to pronounce Provençal (audio) , ˌprä-vən-, sense 1 also prə-ˈven(t)-səl \

Definition of Provençal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Provence or the people of Provence
2 or Provençale : cooked with garlic, onion, mushrooms, tomato, olive oil, and herbs scallops Provençal

Provençal

noun
Pro·​ven·​çal | \ ˌprō-ˌvän-ˈsäl How to pronounce Provençal (audio) , ˌprä-vən- \

Definition of Provençal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Provence
2 : occitan especially : the dialect of Occitan spoken in Provence

First Known Use of Provençal

Adjective

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Provençal

Adjective

Middle French, from Provence Provence

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Cite this Entry

“Provençal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proven%C3%A7al. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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