Blanche-of-castile



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?1188–1252, queen consort (1223–26) of Louis VIII of France, born in Spain. The mother of Louis IX, she acted as regent during his minority (1226–36) and his absence on a crusade (1248–52)

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  • Blanched

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

  • Blanches

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



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