Blanche



a female given name: ultimately from a Germanic word meaning “white.”.
Contemporary Examples

Happy 25th Birthday, Golden Girls! Andy Dehnart November 11, 2010
A Shocking Win for Fat Cats Mark McKinnon, Steve Hildebrand January 20, 2010
Amazing Cate Stanley Crouch December 17, 2009
My Dinner With Rue Rebecca Dana June 2, 2010
Happy 25th Birthday, Golden Girls! Andy Dehnart November 11, 2010

Historical Examples

Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Barber of Paris Charles Paul de Kock
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Mrs. Skaggs’s Husbands and Other Stories Bret Harte

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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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