à la grecque

adjective, often capitalized G
\ˌä-lə-ˈgrek, ˌa-lə-\

Definition of à la grecque 

: served in a sauce made of olive oil, lemon juice, and several seasonings (such as fennel, coriander, sage, and thyme)

First Known Use of à la grecque

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for à la grecque

French, in the Greek manner

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