à la grecque

adjective, often capitalized G
\ ˌä-lə-ˈgrek How to pronounce à la grecque (audio) , 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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“à la grecque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20grecque. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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