Definition of noyau in English:

noyau

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Pronunciation: /nwʌˈjəʊ
 
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noun (plural noyaux /-jəʊz/)

[mass noun]
A liqueur made of brandy flavoured with fruit kernels.
More 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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