noi·​sette | \ nwə-ˈzet How to pronounce noisette (audio) , nwä- \

Definition of noisette

: a small piece of lean meat

Examples of noisette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "Shape up your roses now so they'll be ready with healthy, new blooms in the fall," 19 Aug. 2020 Go for the solid, simple espresso drinks—lattes, flat whites, noisettes—plus a matcha latte. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Coffee Shops in Dublin," 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, "22 Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Paris," 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, "Why You Should Head Straight to Lyon the Next Time You’re in France," 21 Aug. 2017

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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

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The first known use of noisette was in 1891

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“Noisette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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