Definition of puy lentil in English:

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puy lentil

Pronunciation: /pwiː/

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A small variety of green lentil with blue marbling, highly regarded for its flavour.
Example sentences
  • I wasn't listening however, being too absorbed in my main order, haunch of venison, fondant potato, wild mushrooms, garlic puy lentils and pancetta.
  • Food is taken seriously and the no-nonsense menu includes pan-roast lamb rump with puy lentils and roasted root veg.
  • Served with puy lentils, sauté potatoes and roast garlic, this was a fine example of French country cooking.


Named after the French town of Le Puy in the Auvergne.

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