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BlanchedBlanch Blanch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blanched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Blanching.] [OE. blanchen, blaunchen, F. blanchir, fr.
blanc white. See Blank, a.]
1. To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as,
to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.
2. (Gardening) To bleach by excluding the light, as the
stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying
3. (Confectionery & Cookery)
(a) To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding;
as, to blanch almonds.
(b) 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. Fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to
whitewash; to palliate.
Blanch over the blackest and most absurd things.
Syn: To Blanch, Whiten.
Usage: 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 coloring matter in or upon the
surface of the object in question. To blanch is to
whiten by the removal of coloring matter; as, to
blanch linen. So the cheek is blanched by fear, i. e.,
by the withdrawal of the blood, which leaves it white.
Blancher Blanch"er, n.
One who, or that which, blanches or whitens; esp., one who
anneals and cleanses money; also, a chemical preparation for
Blancher Blanch"er, n.
One who, or that which, frightens away or turns aside. [Obs.]
And Gynecia, a blancher, which kept the dearest deer
from her. --Sir P.
And so even now hath he divers blanchers belonging to
the market, to let and stop the light of the gospel.
Pomme blanchePomme blanche Pomme` blanche" [F., literally, white apple.]
The prairie turnip. See under Prairie. pomme blanchePrairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
and the Rocky mountains.
From the forests and the prairies, From the great
lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the
genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly
T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central
United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse.
Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
the prairies of the United States.
Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium
terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow
flowers, found in the Western prairies.
Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys
Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.
Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare
(Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of
Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts
are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the
under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.
Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.
Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above.
Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops
argentatus), native of the Western prairies.
Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland
plover. See Plover, n., 2.
Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga.
Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake
(Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
with brown above.
Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel
of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; --
called also gopher.
Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.
Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American
warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow,
with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under
parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the
sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black;
three outer tail feathers partly white.
Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
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