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 (kôl-bĕr′, kōl-), Claudette Originally Lily Claudette Chauchoin. 1903-1996.
American actress best known for her comedic roles. Her film credits include It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won an Academy Award.


, Jean Baptiste 1619-1683.
French politician who served as an adviser to Louis XIV. Colbert reformed taxes, centralized the administration, and improved roads and canals in an effort to encourage trade.


(French kɔlbɛr)
1. (Biography) Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin. 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
2. (Biography) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals



Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃) 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.
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Noun1.Colbert - butter creamed with parsley and tarragon and beef extract
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food