haricot vert


har·​i·​cot vert ˌär-ē-kō-ˈver How to pronounce haricot vert (audio)
plural haricots verts ˌär-ē-kō-ˈver How to pronounce haricot vert (audio) also haricot verts ˌär-ē-kō-ˈver(z) How to pronounce haricot vert (audio)
: a thin green bean
Round out the meal with steamed new potatoes and haricots verts (thin green beans favored in France) or regular green beans.Tricia Callas

Examples of haricot vert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cook until haricots verts are warm and liquid is slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Bill Borman, Country Living, 14 July 2023 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 lb. haricots verts, trimmed 6 tbsp. Bill Borman, Country Living, 14 July 2023 Is there a proper way to eat haricots verts when dining out? Miss Manners | Judith Martin, Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2023 Dear Miss Manners: Is there a proper way to eat haricots verts when dining out? Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 9 May 2023 The vegetable garden is also vast, with plenty of fresh asparagus, Sun Gold tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, peppers, fennel, and haricots verts. Kate Betts, ELLE Decor, 13 Apr. 2023 Broadbent country ham stuffing, haricot vert almondine, crushed new potato; family-style sides ($9): crispy Brussel sprouts, frondosa farm mushrooms, baby carrots; dessert, pumpkin cranberry cookies, apple walnut cobbler, dark chocolate, and peanut butter mouse bars. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 6 Nov. 2021 Thanksgiving dinner will feature roasted organic turkey, haricot vert and porcini mushroom casserole and a signature beef shank adobo. Dallas News, 3 Nov. 2022 Good ones to try include haricot vert, Blue Lake, Hidatsa red, or dragon tongue. Dean Kuipers, Outside Online, 8 May 2022 See More

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Word History


French, green haricot

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haricot vert was in 1873

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“Haricot vert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haricot%20vert. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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