à la nage

\ ˌä-lə-ˈnäzh How to pronounce à la nage (audio) , ˌa- \

Definition of à la nage

: served in a savory broth usually used of seafood prawns à la nage

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First Known Use of à la nage

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for à la nage

borrowed from French, literally, “swimming, in the swim”; nage “action of swimming or rowing,” going back to Old French, noun derivative of nagier “to row, conduct by boat, float,” going back to Latin nāvigāre “to go by ship, sail”

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“à la nage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20nage. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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