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Béarnaise

[ber-neyz, bey-er-; French bey-ar-nez] /bɛrˈneɪz, ˌbeɪ ər-; French beɪ arˈnɛz/
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a sauce of egg yolks, shallots, tarragon, butter, vinegar, and sometimes white wine and chopped chervil.
Also called Béarnaise sauce.
Origin
< French, equivalent to Béarn district in SW France + -aise, feminine of -ais -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for bearnaise sauce

Béarnaise

/ˌbeɪəˈneɪz/
noun
1.
a rich sauce made from egg yolks, lemon juice or wine vinegar, butter, shallots, herbs, and seasoning
Word Origin
C19: French, from Béarn in SW France
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Word Origin and History for bearnaise sauce

Bearnaise

n.

"egg-and-butter sauce," 1877, from French sauce béarnaise, from fem. of béarnais "of Béarn," region in southwest France (named for the Benarni, a Gaulish tribe).

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