hunters sauce

hunter's sauce

noun
chasseur ( def 4 ).
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chasseur

[sha-sur; French sha-sœr]
noun, plural chasseurs [sha-surz; French sha-sœr] .
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:
1790–1800; < French: literally, chaser; see chase1, -eur

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chasseur (ʃæˈsɜː, French ʃasœr)
 
n
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
 
adj
3.  (often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms
 
[C18: from French: huntsman]

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chasseur
1796, Fr., lit. "huntsman" (see chase).
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