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A small flutelike instrument with a cylindrical mouthpiece, four finger holes, and two thumbholes.
[French, diminutive of Old French flajol, flute, from Vulgar Latin *flābeolum, possibly alteration of Latin flābellum, diminutive of flābrum, gust of wind, from flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Instruments) a high-pitched musical instrument of the recorder family having six or eight finger holes
[C17: from French, modification of Old French flajolet a little flute, from flajol flute, from Vulgar Latin flabeolum (unattested), from Latin flāre to blow]
1. (Cookery) the pale green immature seed of a haricot bean, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
2. (Plants) the pale green immature seed of a haricot bean, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
[C19: from French fageolet, from Latin phaseolus bean; perhaps influenced by flageolet1]
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flag•eo•let(ˌflædʒ əˈlɛt, -ˈleɪ)
a small end-blown flute that has four finger holes in front and two in the rear.
[1650–60; < French]
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|Noun||1.||flageolet - a French bean variety with light-colored seeds; usually dried|
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
|2.||flageolet - a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes|
fipple flute, fipple pipe, vertical flute, recorder - a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
tabor pipe - a small fipple flute that is played with the left hand while the right hand is free to beat a tabor
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