flageolet

noun (1)
fla·​geo·​let | \ˌfla-jə-ˈlet, -ˈlā \

Definition of flageolet 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a small fipple flute resembling the treble recorder

flageolet

noun (2)

Definition of flageolet (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually pale green immature kidney bean used especially in French cuisine

First Known Use of flageolet

Noun (1)

1659, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flageolet

Noun (1)

French, from Old French flajolet, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin *flabeolum, from Latin flare to blow — more at blow

Noun (2)

French, diminutive of flageolle kidney bean, modification of Italian fagiolo, from Latin phaseolus — more at frijole

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