German, from blenden to deceive, literally, to blind, from Old High German blenten; akin to Old English blind
1728, in the meaning defined above
“Blende.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blende. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.
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