noisette

noun
noi·sette | \nwə-ˈzet, nwä-\

Definition of noisette 

: a small piece of lean meat

Examples of noisette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Other types of repeat-flowering roses, such as China, tea, noisette, Bourbon, polyantha, floribunda, landscape and miniature roses, also should be pruned now. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to properly prune roses," 27 Jan. 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, "Why You Should Head Straight to Lyon the Next Time You’re in France," 21 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noisette.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of noisette

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noisette

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about noisette

Statistics for noisette

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for noisette

The first known use of noisette was in 1891

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on noisette

See words that rhyme with noisette

Comments on noisette

What made you want to look up noisette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!