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Provençal

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

Definition of Provençal

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

Origin and Etymology of provençal

Middle French, from Provence Provence


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Provençal

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

Definition of Provençal

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

First Known Use of provençal

1600


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