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


First Known Use: 1806


AU GRATIN Defined for English Language Learners

au gratin

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

Definition of au gratin for English Language Learners

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

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