à la nage

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adjective \ˌä-lə-ˈnäzh, ˌa-\

Definition of à la nage

cooking

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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” — more at navigate


First Known Use: 1908


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