One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A small round piece of lean meat, especially lamb.
- ‘It is an ideal wine to match with the delicate, sweeter notes of gently seared noisettes of lamb.’
- ‘I choose the grilled noisette of lamb with minted couscous and grilled capsicum.’
- ‘After consultation with him, she is reported to have chosen a starter of foie gras, a main course of noisettes of lamb with cassoulet, and a dessert of chocolate wedding cake.’
- ‘But, says Dale, as we move from the soup to noisettes of lamb, ‘it made me very tough’.’
- ‘There was a difference of opinion over the roast skewered noisettes of lamb, served with rosemary and mustard soubise.’
- ‘Our main courses were also beyond reproach, featuring a noisette of lamb with aubergine pesto and mashed potato, and an exceptional halibut fillet with herb butter and creamed nutty cabbage.’
- ‘Karen, the Munster regional finalist, won out with her honeyed lamb noisettes, roast root vegetables and rosemary roast potatoes followed by sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce.’
2A chocolate made with hazelnuts.
- ‘I had a noisette before we left for the party.’
French, diminutive of noix ‘nut’.
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