Definition of puy lentil in English:

puy lentil


  • A small variety of green lentil with blue marbling, highly regarded for its flavour.

    • ‘For my main course, the special was skate on a bed of puy lentils.’
    • ‘The warm salad of puy lentils and mixed beans again seemed inoffensive but not wildly memorable.’
    • ‘Food is taken seriously and the no-nonsense menu includes pan-roast lamb rump with puy lentils and roasted root veg.’
    • ‘For the main course I had the ‘crisp confit of duck’ with puy lentils and smoked bacon ragout with a red wine sauce.’
    • ‘Add puy lentils and stock to cover and simmer until liquid absorbed.’
    • ‘I wasn't listening however, being too absorbed in my main order, haunch of venison, fondant potato, wild mushrooms, garlic puy lentils and pancetta.’
    • ‘Served with puy lentils, sauté potatoes and roast garlic, this was a fine example of French country cooking.’
    • ‘By comparison, the roast cod on puy lentils was more predictable and disappointing.’
    • ‘Then there's a very authentic cassoulet, rabbit with Bayonne ham and sage, spiced puy lentils.’
    • ‘The puy lentils were very salty and were only just saved by some superb thick-cut bacon which, well, saved its bacon.’
    • ‘Finally, the roasted whole boneless quail, plumped with black pudding and puy lentils, proved hardest to resist.’


Named after the French town of Le Puy in the Auvergne.


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