cafe au lait

café au lait

[kaf-ey oh ley, ka-fey, kuh-; French ka-fey oh le]
hot coffee served with an equal amount of hot or scalded milk.
a light brown color.

1755–65; < French: literally, coffee with milk Unabridged
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café au lait (kafe o lɛ)
1.  coffee with milk
2.  a.  a light brown colour
 b.  (as modifier): café-au-lait brocade

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Word Origin & History

cafe au lait
1763, from Fr. café au lait, lit. "coffee with milk," from lait "milk" (12c.), from V.L. lactis, from L. lactis (see lactation)
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