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Provençal

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adjective Pro·ven·çal \ˌprō-ˌvän-ˈsäl, ˌprä-vən-, sense 1 also prə-ˈven(t)-səl\

Definition of Provençal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Provence or the people of Provence

  2. 2 or Provençale :  cooked with garlic, onion, mushrooms, tomato, olive oil, and herbs scallops Provençal

Origin and Etymology of provençal

Middle French, from Provence Provence


First Known Use: 1589


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Provençal

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noun Pro·ven·çal \ˌprō-ˌvän-ˈsäl, ˌprä-vən-\

Definition of Provençal

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Provence

  2. 2 :  occitan; especially :  the dialect of Occitan spoken in Provence

1600

First Known Use of provençal

1600


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