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Verb: blanch  blãnch
  1. Turn pale, as if in fear
    - pale, blench [dialect]
     
  2. (cooking) cook (vegetables) briefly
    "blanch the beans before freezing them";
    - parboil

Derived forms: blanching, blanches, blanched

Type of: color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], cook, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Blanch, North Carolina