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au poivre

[oh pwa-vruh] /oʊ ˈpwa vrə/
adjective, French Cookery.
1.
spiced with peppercorns or ground black pepper:
steak au poivre.
Origin
< French: with pepper
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Contemporary definitions for au poivre
adjective

prepared with whole peppercorns or coarsely ground black pepper

Examples

He ordered steak au poivre with mashed potatoes.

Word Origin

French 'with pepper'

Usage Note

cooking

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