au gratin

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adjective au gra·tin \ō-ˈgrä-tən, ȯ-, -ˈgra-\

Definition of au gratin

  1. :  covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler)

au gratin

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Examples of au gratin in a Sentence

  1. They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.

Origin and Etymology of au gratin

French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan


AU GRATIN Defined for English Language Learners

au gratin

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Definition of au gratin for English Language Learners

  • : covered with bread crumbs or cheese and then baked until brown

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