au gratin

adjective
au gra·​tin | \ ō-ˈgrä-tᵊn How to pronounce au gratin (audio) , ȯ-, -ˈgra- How to pronounce au gratin (audio) \

Definition of au gratin

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

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Other Words from au gratin

au gratin adverb

Examples of au gratin in a Sentence

They served potatoes au gratin with the fish.
Recent Examples on the Web Adult dinners include choice of potato (au gratin, fried or baked sweet), applesauce and slaw and pudding or Jell-O (subject to availability). Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fish fry guide: 2 more Fridays remaining in Lent," 26 Mar. 2021 Adult dinners include choice of potato (au gratin, fried or baked sweet), applesauce and slaw and pudding or Jell-O (subject to availability). Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fish fry guide: 2 more Fridays remaining in Lent," 26 Mar. 2021 Adult dinners include choice of potato (au gratin, fried or baked sweet), applesauce and slaw and pudding or Jell-O (subject to availability). Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "50 Greater Cleveland nonprofit fish fry events remain this Lenten season," 19 Mar. 2021 Adult dinners include choice of potato (au gratin, fried or baked sweet), applesauce and slaw and pudding or Jell-O (subject to availability). Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Greater Cleveland fish fry guide 2021: 50+ nonprofit events this week," 5 Mar. 2021 In addition, guests can order from the regular takeout menu or order the Black Marketplace for Two meal, which includes a choice of two steaks, sea bass or lobster tails; sides of au gratin potatoes and grilled asparagus and Eddie V’s seasoning. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 The Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two includes a 16-ounce beef tenderloin, asparagus, potatoes au gratin, salad and rolls, plus a brownie cookie from EVo’s Bakery and flowers from en Fleur Dallas, the boutique floral design company. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Takeout for two: 50-plus D-FW restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials," 4 Feb. 2021 For the main course, roast turkey or goose with cranberry sauce, caramel sweet potatoes, celery au gratin, pickled peaches and cider. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Time travel for Christmas dinner with this 1904 Gold Medal Flour cookbook," 23 Dec. 2020 All dinners include dinner rolls, au gratin potatoes, a choice of broccolini or seasoned julienned vegetables and a choice of Caesar or garden salad. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "These Twin Cities restaurants are offering Christmas takeout meals," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of au gratin

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for au gratin

French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan

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The first known use of au gratin was in 1806

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17 Apr 2021

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“Au gratin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20gratin. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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au gratin

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of au gratin

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

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