noi·​sette nwə-ˈzet How to pronounce noisette (audio)
: a small piece of lean meat

Examples of noisette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To finish, there were local farm cheeses and two desserts — a charlotte, a Chantilly and génoise confection created by the hosts and dressed with fresh raspberries and blackberries from the garden, and a noisette cake made by Fouin. New York Times, 21 July 2021 The old garden roses are types developed before the late 19th century and include such groups as China roses, tea roses, noisette roses and Bourbon roses. Dan Gill,, 19 Aug. 2020 Go for the solid, simple espresso drinks—lattes, flat whites, noisettes—plus a matcha latte. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 June 2018 The strong showing of coffee shop favorites—noisettes, capps, flat whites—draws a crowd of locals, thankful to no longer to have to travel east for their specialty coffee. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2018 A lean piece of beef is cooked in a pan of sizzling butter and comes out perfectly tender, served with an indulgent beurre noisette. Christina Liao, Vogue, 21 Aug. 2017

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Word History


French, diminutive of nois choice cut of meat, literally, nut, from Old French, from Latin nux — more at nut

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noisette was in 1891

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“Noisette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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