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au naturel

[oh nach-uh-rel; French oh na-ty-rel] /ˌoʊ ˌnætʃ əˈrɛl; French oʊ na tüˈrɛl/
adjective
1.
in the natural state.
2.
naked; nude.
3.
cooked plainly.
4.
Origin
< French
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British Dictionary definitions for au naturel

au naturel

/o natyrɛl/
adjective, adverb
1.
naked; nude
2.
uncooked or plainly cooked
Word Origin
literally: in (a) natural (condition)
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Word Origin and History for au naturel
au naturel
1817, from Fr., lit. "in the natural state;" originally meaning "uncooked," but used euphemistically for "undressed."
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