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hunter's sauce

noun
1.
chasseur (def 4).

chasseur

[sha-sur; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜr; French ʃaˈsœr/
noun, plural chasseurs
[sha-surz; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜrz; French ʃaˈsœr/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the French army) one of a body of cavalry or infantry troops equipped and trained for rapid movement.
2.
a uniformed footman or attendant; liveried servant.
3.
a hunter.
4.
Also called hunter's sauce. French Cookery. a brown sauce, usually containing mushrooms, tomatoes, shallots, white wine, etc.
Origin of chasseur
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French: literally, chaser; see chase1, -eur
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British Dictionary definitions for hunter sauce

chasseur

/ʃæˈsɜː; French ʃasœr/
noun
1.
(French army) a member of a unit specially trained and equipped for swift deployment
2.
(in some parts of Europe, esp formerly) a uniformed attendant, esp one in the livery of a huntsman
adjective
3.
(often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms
Word Origin
C18: from French: huntsman
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Word Origin and History for hunter sauce

chasseur

n.

mobile foot-soldier, 1796, French, literally "huntsman," from Old French chaceor "huntsman, hunter," from chacier "to chase" (see chase (v.)).

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