Pronounced: PAR-boil, verb

Notes: Cooks will know this word; it has an interesting history

Yesterday’s word

The word frangible means “easily broken; fragile and delicate”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1300s or early 1400s

Background / Comments

Our word came into late Middle English from Old French, and into Old French as a derivative of the Latin word frangere (to break)

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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