BL'ANCH, verb transitive
1. To whiten; to take out the color, and make white; to obliterate.
2. To slur; to balk; to pass over; that is to avoid; to make empty.
3. To strip or peel; as, to blanch almonds.
BL'ANCH, verb intransitive To evade; to shift; to speak softly.
Rather, to fail or withhold; to be reserved; to remain blank, or empty.
Books will speak plain, when counselors blanch