Definition of noyau in English:

noyau

noun

  • [mass noun] A liqueur made of brandy flavoured with fruit kernels.

    • ‘It was a cordial or a brandy-based liqueur flavoured with almonds, peach, cherry, or apricot kernels, or soft fruits; similar to noyau, a word which came into use in the late 18th century and largely supplanted ratafia.’

Origin

French, literally kernel, based on Latin nux, nuc- nut.

Pronunciation:

noyau

/nwʌˈjəʊ/