Meaning of BLANCH in English

BLANCH

/ blɑːntʃ; NAmE blæntʃ/ verb

1.

[ v ] blanch (at sth) ( formal ) to become pale because you are shocked or frightened

2.

[ vn ] to prepare food, especially vegetables, by putting it into boiling water for a short time

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French blanchir , from blanc white, ultimately of Germanic origin.

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