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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An efflorescence on vanilla-pods. See the extract.


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  • The pods of the best varieties are, strangely enough, chocolate-colored, and are flecked with a crystalline substance called givre, or vanillin, a fragrant chemical secreted by the pod lining that gives vanilla its characteristic flavor.


  • The country looked beautiful in the bright winter sunshine, the distant forest always in a blue mist, the trees with their branches white with "givre" (hoarfrost), and patches of snow and ice all over the fields.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • Dans un square écarté, morne et couverte de givre, Où se cache un hôtel, aux vieux lions de cuivre; and the hero of the tale, a young French poet, who is in London, is truly unhappy in that village.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Le velux n'etant pas la seul ouverture de la maison congelé et bloqué par la neige et le givre et tout ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Songez-vous qu'il est la, sous le givre et la neige,

    George Sand: Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings

  • Songez-vous qu'il est là, sous le givre et la neige,

    George Sand; Some Aspects of her Life and Writings

  • Could not connect to givre. 80 (, connection timed out

    Comments for ArsGeek

  • 99% [Connecting to givre. (] then tried sudo get-apt update and it returned the same message. tried to open the url but "problem loading page" then got to: admin@admin-desktop: ~$ gksudo gedit/etc/fstab returned:

    Comments for ArsGeek


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