Blanch Definition

blanched, blanches, blanching, blenches
blanched, blanches, blanching
To take the color from; bleach.
American Heritage
To make white; take color out of.
Webster's New World
To whiten; turn pale.
Webster's New World
To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
American Heritage
To make pale.
Webster's New World
  • be brave

A female given name, a less common spelling of Blanche.


Origin of Blanch

  • Middle English blaunchen to make white from Old French blanchir from blanche feminine of blanc white of Germanic origin bhel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French blanchir

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of blench

    From Wiktionary

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