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 haricots verts (audio) \ also haricot verts\ ˌär-​ē-​kō-​ˈver(z) How to pronounce haricot verts (audio) \

Definition of haricot vert

: 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 Whole turkey with sides for 6 (gravy, dauphinoise, cauliflower and squash gratin, haricots verts almandine, macaroni and cheese casserole, cranberry relish, rolls, pie.) $150. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Where to eat on Thanksgiving if you don't feel like cooking. Or washing dishes," 13 Nov. 2019 Prepare the green beans: In a bowl, toss the haricots verts with the oil and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Los Angeles Times, "The best Emmy Awards party food? A homemade TV dinner, of course," 18 Sep. 2019 Stir vegetables; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until okra and haricots verts are crisp-tender and blistered all over, 6 to 8 minutes longer. Julia Levy, Health.com, "3 Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes," 16 July 2019 The firm flesh works nicely against the crisp snap of the haricots verts and the silky-smoothness of the corn pudding. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Ocean Prime’s seafood is primo, but pricy," 24 July 2019 Add okra, haricots verts, onion, and corn; cook, undisturbed, until vegetables begin to blister, about 4 minutes. Julia Levy, Health.com, "3 Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes," 16 July 2019 Their organic turkey is drizzled with cornbread dressing, and served with haricots verts, fried onions and caramelized onion gravy. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 Romano beans are an Italian flat bean in the same family as garden variety string beans, which also counts fancy French haricots verts and yellow wax beans as siblings. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, "Romanos Are the Queen of Snap Beans and I Want to Eat Them All," 29 May 2018 For a long, lazy lunch menu serve this pasta alongside sea bream crudo, tomatoes and haricots verts, grilled turbot, and tiramisù with cookies. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of haricot vert

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haricot vert

French, green haricot

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28 Nov 2019

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“Haricot vert.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haricot%20vert. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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