à la mode

[ah luh mohd, al-uh-; French a la mawd]
adjective
1.
in or according to the fashion.
2.
Cookery.
a.
(of pie or other dessert) served with a portion of ice cream, often as a topping: apple pie à la mode.
b.
(of beef) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy.
Also, a la mode, alamode.


Origin:
1640–50; < French

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à la mode (ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd, æ lə, French a la mɔd)
 
adj
1.  fashionable in style, design, etc
2.  (of meats) braised with vegetables in wine
3.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (of desserts) served with ice cream
 
[C17: from French: according to the fashion]

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a la mode
1640s, from Fr. à la mode (15c.), lit. "in the fashion" (see mode (2)). In 17c., sometimes nativized as all-a-mode. Cookery sense of a dessert served with ice cream is 1903, Amer.Eng.
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