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