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meunière

[muh n-yair; French mœ-nyer] /mənˈyɛər; French mœˈnyɛr/
adjective
1.
(of food, especially fish) dipped in flour, sautéed in butter, and sprinkled with lemon juice and chopped parsley.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French, by ellipsis from à la meunière literally, in the manner of a miller's wife; feminine of meunier miller, Old French molnier < Vulgar Latin *molīnārius, equivalent to Late Latin molīn(a) mill1 + Latin -ārius -ary (-eu- from meule millstone or meut earlier inflected form of moudre to grind)
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meunière

/mənˈjɛə; French mønjɛr/
adjective
1.
(of fish) dredged with flour, fried in butter, and served with butter, lemon juice, and parsley
Word Origin
French, literally: miller's wife
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