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noyau

Syllabification: no·yau
Pronunciation: /nwäˈyō, ˈnwäˌyō
 
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Definition of noyau in English:

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.

Origin

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

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