au naturel

au naturel

[oh nach-uh-rel; French oh na-ty-rel]
adjective
1.
in the natural state.
2.
naked; nude.
3.
cooked plainly.

Origin:
< French

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au naturel (o natyrɛl)
 
adj, —adv
1.  naked; nude
2.  uncooked or plainly cooked
 
[literally: in (a) natural (condition)]

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au naturel
1817, from Fr., lit. "in the natural state;" originally meaning "uncooked," but used euphemistically for "undressed."
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