Adjective "Blanched" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Blanched


    Definition:

    1. to whiten by removing color; bleach: Workers were blanching linen in the sun.

    2. Cookery. to scald briefly and then drain, as peaches or almonds to facilitate removal of skins, or as rice or macaroni to separate the grains or strands. to scald or parboil (meat or vegetables) so as to whiten, remove the odor, prepare for cooking by other means, etc.

    3. Horticulture. (of the stems or leaves of plants, as celery or lettuce) to whiten or prevent from becoming green

    Origin:
    blanch

    Examples:

    "cheeks can be blanched as parties."

    "almonds can be blanched."

    "lettuces can be blanched."

    "faces can be blanched."

    "tones can be blanched."

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