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flageolet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried [syn: flageolet, haricot]
2: a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes [syn: flageolet, treble recorder, shepherd's pipe]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French, from Old French flajolet, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin *flabeolum, from Latin flare to blow more at blow Date: 1659 a small fipple flute resembling the treble recorder II. noun Etymology: French, diminutive of flageolle kidney bean, modification of Italian fagiolo, from Latin phaseolus more at frijole Date: 1877 a green kidney bean used in French cuisine

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 a small flute blown at the end, like a recorder but with two thumb-holes. 2 an organ stop having a similar sound. Etymology: F, dimin. of OF flag(e)ol f. Prov. flajol, of unkn. orig. 2. n. a kind of French kidney bean. Etymology: F

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flageolet Flag"eo*let`, n. [F. flageolet, dim. of OF. flaj?l (as if fr. a LL. flautio;us), of fla["u]te, flahute, F. fl?te. See Flute.] (Mus.) A small wooden pipe, having six or more holes, and a mouthpiece inserted at one end. It produces a shrill sound, softer than of the piccolo flute, and is said to have superseded the old recorder. Flageolet tones (Mus.), the naturel harmonics or overtones of stringed instruments.



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