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) \

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 Cook haricots verts in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green and tender, about 5 minutes. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Tomatoes and Haricots Verts with Anchovies," 23 Apr. 2018 Retrieve the bowls with the haricot verts and potatoes. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Niçoise Salad: You’re Perfect. Now Change," 21 May 2019 Swapping thick green beans for thinner haricots verts, which often come trimmed, results in beans that are tender but not floppy. Los Angeles Times, "The best Emmy Awards party food? A homemade TV dinner, of course," 18 Sep. 2019 Add the haricots verts to the boiling water and cook for 45 seconds. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Niçoise Salad: You’re Perfect. Now Change," 21 May 2019 Tabbouleh salad with haricot verts, frisée, tomato, feta, cucumber, peppers, red onion and lemon honey vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Zack Bruell Restaurant Week set to begin," 8 Jan. 2020 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

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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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“Haricot vert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haricot%20vert. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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