There are 2 definitions of flageolet in English:

flageolet1

Line breaks: fla¦geo|let
Pronunciation: /ˌfladʒəˈlɛt
 
, ˈfladʒəlɪt
 
, ˈfla(d)ʒəleɪ
 
/

noun

  • 1 (also French flageolet) A very small flute-like instrument resembling a recorder but with four finger holes on top and two thumb holes below.
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    • Diagrams relating fingering to notes have occasionally been used for such wind instruments as the recorder, flageolet, oboe, and clarinet in instrumental tutors since the 16th century.
    • After making a demo in his London flat on a stereo tape-deck, he hawked his melding of many instruments (glockenspiel, farfisa organ, flageolet etc) around record companies.
    • Dozens of patients, mostly dressed in black, marched through the streets following a draped coffin while musicians played a dirge on a flageolet and melodion.
  • 1.1 another term for tin whistle.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, diminutive of Old French flageol, from Provençal flaujol, of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of flageolet in English:

flageolet2

Line breaks: fla¦geo|let
Pronunciation: /ˈfla(d)ʒəleɪ
 
, ˌfladʒəˈlɛt
 
/

noun

  • A French kidney bean of a small variety used in cooking.
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    • They are usually a mixture of cannellini, flageolet and borlotti beans.
    • I have suggested flageolet or lima beans here as they survive the canning process rather better than some.
    • Lunch is a roast leg of lamb with juicy roast vine tomatoes and a flageolet bean gratin.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, based on Latin phaseolus 'bean'.

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