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grillé

[French gree-yey] /French griˈyeɪ/
adjective
1.
cooked on a grill; broiled.
2.
Textiles. having an ornamental bar or grate pattern across the open areas of a lace motif.
Also, grillée.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French: grilled; see grille
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British Dictionary definitions for grillée

grille

/ɡrɪl/
noun
1.
Also called grillwork. a framework, esp of metal bars arranged to form an ornamental pattern, used as a screen or partition
2.
Also called radiator grille. a grating, often chromium-plated, that admits cooling air to the radiator of a motor vehicle
3.
a metal or wooden openwork grating used as a screen or divider
4.
a protective screen, usually plastic or metal, in front of the loudspeaker in a radio, record player, etc
5.
(real tennis) the opening in one corner of the receiver's end of the court
6.
a group of small pyramidal marks impressed in parallel rows into a stamp to prevent reuse
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle
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Word Origin and History for grillée

grille

n.

"ornamental grating," 1660s, from French grille (fem.) "grating," from Old French greille "gridiron," from Latin craticula "gridiron" (see grill). "The distinction in French between grille and grill ... appears to date from about the 16th c." [OED].

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