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gratin

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noun gra·tin \ˈgra-tən, ˈgrä-\

Simple Definition of gratin

  • : a dish that has bread crumbs or cheese on top and is cooked in an oven

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gratin

  1. 1 :  a brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also :  a dish so cooked

  2. 2 :  upper crust <the gratin of London society>

Origin and Etymology of gratin

French, from Middle French, from grater to scratch


First Known Use: 1806


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