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  • v  turn pale, as if in fear
  • v  cook (vegetables) briefly
  • s  anemic looking from illness or emotion
    the invalid's blanched cheeks
  • s  (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

  • Flappers sat with blanched faces; bewhiskered Hebrews rocked back and forth with supressed excitement; Ukrainians, more pallid than ever, glanced nervously through their .
  • 1 cup frozen garden peas, blanched in salted water Directions: 1.
  • The few gays who had scratched their way into the city's establishment blanched when Milk announced his first run for supervisor in 1973, but Milk had a powerful idea: he would .
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  • Letter: Aspen double-speak
    Months ago I blanched when reading that Aspen City Councilman Skadron reported hearing complaints from constituents about the new Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus stops because they looked “too nice.”
    June 17, 2013 - The Aspen Times
  • Chef's table: Beet greens salad
    Serves 6 When beets are on the menu at Tomasso Trattoria, the staff is likely to be eating beet greens. They're nutritious and delicious, here blanched and sauteed, then topped with a lemon vinaigrette, chopped tomato, and toasted almonds.        
    June 15, 2013 - Boston Globe

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