Definition of noyau in English:

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Pronunciation: /nwäˈyō/ /ˈnwäˌyō/

noun (plural noyaux /-ˈyō(z)/ /-ˌyō(z)/ )

A liqueur made of brandy flavored with fruit kernels.
Example sentences
  • It was a cordial or a brandy-based liqueur flavoured with almonds, peach, cherry, or apricot kernels, or soft fruits; similar to noyau, a word which came into use in the late 18th century and largely supplanted ratafia.


French, literally 'kernel', based on Latin nux, nuc- 'nut'.

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Syllabification: no·yau

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