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Noyau \Noy`au"\, n. [F., prop., the stone or nut of a fruit, fr. L. nucalis like a nut. See Newel a post.] A cordial of brandy, etc., flavored with the kernel of the bitter almond, or of the peach stone, etc.


n. 1 A French liqueur made at Poissy in north central France from brandy and flavoured with almonds and the pits of apricots since the early nineteenth century. 2 (label en ethology) A social structure where individual animals live alone, but each male's territory overlaps with those of several females.

Usage examples of "noyau".

And we got hardbake and raspberry noyau and peppermint rock and oranges and a coconut, with other nice things.