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eggs Benedict

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a dish consisting of toast or toasted halves of English muffin covered with a thin slice of fried or broiled ham, poached eggs, and a topping of hollandaise sauce.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; allegedly after a patron of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, for whom the dish was first made (in some accounts, by Oscar Tschirky (1866-1950), the hotel's maitre d')
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eggs Benedict

plural noun
1.
a dish consisting of toast, covered with a slice of ham, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce
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