Definition of flageolet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflædʒəleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflædʒəleɪ//
; BrE BrE//ˌflædʒəˈlet//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌflædʒəˈlet//
(also flageolet bean)
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a type of small curved bean Word Originsense 2 mid 17th cent.: from French, diminutive of Old French flageol, from Provençal flaujol, of unknown origin. sense 1 late 19th cent.: from French, based on Latin phaseolus ‘bean’.