Main definitions of flageolet in US English:

: flageolet1flageolet2

flageolet1

noun

  • 1A very small wind instrument resembling a recorder but with four finger holes on top and two thumb holes below.

    • ‘After making a demo in his London flat on a stereo tape-deck, he hawked his melding of many instruments (glockenspiel, farfisa organ, flageolet etc) around record companies.’
    • ‘He plays the lute too, and the flageolet, considers lessons in whistling, even composes.’
    • ‘Dozens of patients, mostly dressed in black, marched through the streets following a draped coffin while musicians played a dirge on a flageolet and melodion.’
    • ‘His power over his instrument is surprising; the tones he draws from it might be thought those of the sweetest flageolet and hautboy, and sometimes of the human voice.’
    • ‘Here all is atwitter with prominent flageolet and flutes.’
    • ‘Diagrams relating fingering to notes have occasionally been used for such wind instruments as the recorder, flageolet, oboe, and clarinet in instrumental tutors since the 16th century.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for tin whistle

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, diminutive of Old French flageol, from Provençal flaujol, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

flageolet

/ˌflædʒəˈlɛt//ˌflajəˈlet/

Main definitions of flageolet in US English:

: flageolet1flageolet2

flageolet2

noun

  • A French kidney bean of a small variety used in cooking.

    • ‘They are usually a mixture of cannellini, flageolet and borlotti beans.’
    • ‘Lunch is a roast leg of lamb with juicy roast vine tomatoes and a flageolet bean gratin.’
    • ‘I'm good at lamb shank, flageolet beans and garlic.’
    • ‘I have suggested flageolet or lima beans here as they survive the canning process rather better than some.’
    • ‘For my main course I had chosen a cassoulet of pork, lamb and duck with flageolet beans.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, based on Latin phaseolus ‘bean’.

Pronunciation

flageolet

/ˌflædʒəˈlɛt//ˌflajəˈlet/