au gratin

[oh graht-n, oh grat-n, aw graht-n, aw grat-n; French oh gra-tan]
adjective Cookery.
cooked or baked with a topping of either browned bread crumbs and butter or grated cheese, or with both.

Origin:
1800–10; < French: literally, with the scraping, i.e., the burnt part

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To au gratin
Collins
World English Dictionary
au gratin (French o ɡratɛ̃)
 
adj
Also: gratinated covered and cooked with browned breadcrumbs and sometimes cheese
 
[French, literally: with the grating]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The house specialties include the crab au gratin and jumbo coconut shrimp.
Forget about crab cakes, stuffed soft shells or crabmeat au gratin.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;