\ (ˌ)ōˈblœ̅, -ˈblə̄, -ˈblü \

Definition of au bleu

: cooked by boiling in acidulated water immediately after being killed and cleaned but without being washed or scaled used especially of trout

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First Known Use of au bleu

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au bleu

French, literally, to the blue; from the fact that the skin of fish cooked in this manner turns blue

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“Au bleu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20bleu. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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