bât·​on·​net ˌba-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce bâtonnet (audio)
variants or batonnet
plural bâtonnets or batonnets
: baton entry 1 sense 7c
… cut vegetables into bâtonnetsNicholas Lemann, New Yorker, 24 Sept. 2001
… effortlessly turning zucchini into thin, 2-inch long batonnetsJames P. DeWan, Chicago Tribune, 26 Mar. 2003
From his kitchen come the most delicate batonnets of floured, deep-fried eggplant …Gerry Shikatani, Globe and Mail (Canada), 3 Mar. 2004
often used before another noun
batonnet root vegetables

Word History


borrowed from French, "small stick," going back to Old French bastonet, bastounet, diminutive of baston "stick, rod"

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bâtonnet was in 1980

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“Bâtonnet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A2tonnet. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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