Definition of Blanch

1. Verb. Turn pale, as if in fear.

Exact synonyms: Blench, Pale
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Pallor



2. Verb. Cook (vegetables) briefly. "The chefs blanch the vegetables"; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
Exact synonyms: Parboil
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cook

Definition of Blanch

1. v. t. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.

2. v. i. To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.

3. v. t. To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.

4. v. i. To use evasion.

5. n. Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.

Definition of Blanch

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=French), a less common spelling of Blanche. ¹

2. Noun. ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals. ¹

3. Verb. To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun. ¹

4. Verb. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair. ¹

5. Verb. To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed. ¹

6. Verb. To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer. ¹

7. Verb. To use evasion. ¹

8. Verb. (cooking) To cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water. ¹

9. Verb. To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices ¹

10. Verb. To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together. ¹

11. Verb. To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds. ¹

12. Verb. To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.). ¹

13. Verb. To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin. ¹

14. Verb. (figuratively) To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blanch

1. to whiten [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: whiten

Medical Definition of Blanch

1. 1. To take the colour out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair. 2. To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together. 3. To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds. To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices. 4. To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining). 5. To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin. 6. To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate. "Blanch over the blackest and most absurd things." (Tillotson) Synonym: To Blanch, Whiten. To whiten is the generic term, denoting, to render white; as, to whiten the walls of a room. Usually (though not of necessity) this is supposed to be done by placing some white colouring matter in or upon the surface of the object in question. To blanch is to whiten by the removal of colouring matter; as, to blanch linen. So the cheek is blanched by fear, i. E, by the withdrawal of the blood, which leaves it white. Origin: OE. Blanchen, blaunchen, F. Blanchir, fr. Blanc white. See Blank. Ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blanch

blameshifted
blameshifting
blameshifts
blamestorm
blamestormed
blamestorming
blamestorms
blameworthily
blameworthiness
blameworthy
blaming
blams
blanc fixe
blancard
blancards
blanch (current term)
blanch holding
blanch holdings
blanched
blanched almond
blanched almonds
blancher
blanchers
blanches
blanching
blanching agent
blanchingly
blancmange
blancmanger
blancmangers

Literary usage of Blanch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"I read that, in the third of Edward IV., all basket- makers, wire-drawers, and other foreigners, were permitted to have shops in this manor of blanch ..."

2. Journals Kept in France and Italy from 1848 to 1852: With a Sketch of the by Nassau William Senior (1871)
"blanch maintained that it was dying before that decree was made ; that it ... 1 Luigi blanch, a writer of political articles in the ' Progresso,' I believe, ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"blanch (i), to whiten. (F.-OHG) From ME blanche, white. — F. blanc, white; see blank below. blank,white. (F.-OHG) In Milton, PL x. 656.-F. blanc. ..."

4. The Ladies' Pageant edited by Edward Verrall Lucas (1908)
"The Lady blanch <2> - <> <i> - «s> THAT daughter there of Spain, the Lady blanch, Is near to England: look upon the years Of Lewis the Dauphin and that ..."

5. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"I read that, in the third of Edward IV., all basket- makers, wire-drawers, and other foreigners, were permitted to have shops in this manor of blanch ..."

6. Journals Kept in France and Italy from 1848 to 1852: With a Sketch of the by Nassau William Senior (1871)
"blanch maintained that it was dying before that decree was made ; that it ... 1 Luigi blanch, a writer of political articles in the ' Progresso,' I believe, ..."

7. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"blanch (i), to whiten. (F.-OHG) From ME blanche, white. — F. blanc, white; see blank below. blank,white. (F.-OHG) In Milton, PL x. 656.-F. blanc. ..."

8. The Ladies' Pageant edited by Edward Verrall Lucas (1908)
"The Lady blanch <2> - <> <i> - «s> THAT daughter there of Spain, the Lady blanch, Is near to England: look upon the years Of Lewis the Dauphin and that ..."

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