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au gratin

[oh graht-n, oh grat-n, aw graht-n, aw grat-n; French oh gra-tan] /oʊ ˈgrɑt n, oʊ ˈgræt n, ɔ ˈgrɑt n, ɔ ˈgræt n; French oʊ graˈtɛ̃/
adjective, Cookery.
1.
cooked or baked with a topping of either browned bread crumbs and butter or grated cheese, or with both.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French: literally, with the scraping, i.e., the burnt part
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Examples for au gratin
  • The house specialties include the crab au gratin and jumbo coconut shrimp.
  • Forget about crab cakes, stuffed soft shells or crabmeat au gratin.
British Dictionary definitions for au gratin

au gratin

/French o ɡratɛ̃/
adjective
1.
covered and cooked with browned breadcrumbs and sometimes cheese Also gratinated
Word Origin
French, literally: with the grating
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