quenouille

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French quenouille

NounEdit

quenouille (plural quenouilles)

  1. (horticulture, archaic) The distaff used in quenouille training.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin conucula, dissimilated form of colucula, from Latin colus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kə.nuj/
  • (file)

NounEdit

quenouille f (plural quenouilles)

  1. distaff
  2. cattail
    Synonyms: massette, typha

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