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Definitions for Blanch
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pale, blanch, blenchverb
turn pale, as if in fear
cook (vegetables) briefly
"Parboil the beans before freezing them"
ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals.
To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun.
To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair.
To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
To cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer.
To use evasion.
To cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water.
To whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices
To bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.
To make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds.
To give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.).
To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.
To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate.
A female given name from French, a less common spelling of Blanche.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: blanchir, Fr.
You can behold such sights,
And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks,
When mine is blanch’d with fear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
A way of whiting wax cheaply may be of use; and we have set down the practice of tradesmen who blanch it. Boyle.
And sin’s black dye seems blanch’d by age to virtue. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.
Their suppers may be bisket, raisins of the sun, and a few blanched almonds. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
The judges thought it dangerous to admit ifs and ands, to qualify treason; whereby every one might express his malice, and blanch his danger. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
You are not transported in an action that warms the blood and is appearing holy, to blanch, or take for admitted, the point of lawfulness. Francis Bacon, Holy War.
To evade; to shift; to speak soft.
Optimi consiliarii mortui; books will speak plain, when counsellors blanch. Francis Bacon.
to take the color out of, and make white; to bleach; as, to blanch linen; age has blanched his hair
to bleach by excluding the light, as the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together
to make white by removing the skin of, as by scalding; as, to blanch almonds
to whiten, as the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices
to give a white luster to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining.)
to cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin
fig.: To whiten; to give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to palliate
to grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with fear; the rose blanches in the sun
to avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed
to cause to turn aside or back; as, to blanch a deer
to use evasion
ore, not in masses, but mixed with other minerals
When skin is blanched, it takes on a whitish appearance as blood flow to the region is prevented. This occurs during and is the basis of the physiologic test known as diascopy. Blanching of the fingers is also one of the most clinically evident signs of Raynaud's phenomenon. Blanching is prevented in gangrene as the red blood corpuscles are extravasated and impart red color to the gangrenous part.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blansh, v.t. to whiten.—v.i. to grow white. [Fr. blanchir—blanc, white. See Blank.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blanch is ranked #16012 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Blanch surname appeared 1,813 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Blanch.
66.6% or 1,208 total occurrences were White.
20.6% or 374 total occurrences were Black.
8.4% or 154 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.3% or 43 total occurrences were Asian.
1.4% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.3% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Blanch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Blanch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Blanch in a Sentence
He is bold, he doesn't blanch at a suggestion that a major law is unconstitutional. If he thinks something's valid, he'll stop it.
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