Provençal

adjective
Pro·ven·çal | \ ˌprō-ˌvän-ˈsäl , 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 , 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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