of meat
: served in the juice obtained from roasting

Examples of au jus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choices for the big plates are Deep Fried Turkey Breast with cranberry sauce and gravy ($40), gluten-free Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with bourbon peach glaze ($38) and gluten-free Rosemary & Mustard Crusted Rib Roast with red wine au jus and horseradish sauce ($56). Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 If that wasn't enough, the company also sends a packet of au jus to keep the turkey extra juicy while cooking. Bridget Degnan, Southern Living, 20 Oct. 2023 Prime Rib Heat n' Serve Family Dinner: prime rib, au jus and horseradish, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet yeast rolls, and choice of two country sides (serves four to six). The Courier-Journal, 5 Apr. 2023 The buffet dinner features red wine braised sirloin of beef with mushroom red wine au jus sauce, salmon with tarragon cream sauce, herb roasted Yukon potatoes, French onion orzo prepared with beef stock, cheese and sherry wine, French style green beans with julienned peppers, and seasonal fruit. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2023 Options include the Prime Rib Heat n' Serve Family Dinner (includes prime rib, au jus and horseradish, mashed potatoes, gravy, two Country sides, and rolls) and the Easter Ham Heat 'n Serve Feast (ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, three country sides, rolls, and peach cobbler). Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 Brentwood’s version has supple shreds of roast beef on buttery bread with generous cups of au jus and horseradish cream. Dallas News, 6 July 2022 The tavern's beef on weck whisperer works quietly behind the bar at the carving station, pulling the beef from a steam table of au jus, and then gently carving the meat for each sandwich against the grain. Fox News, 12 Oct. 2022 Prime rib, au jus, and horseradish, mashed potatoes and gravy, two sides, and yeast rolls (dinner, $124.99). The Courier-Journal, 28 Mar. 2019 See More

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Word History


French, literally, with juice

First Known Use

circa 1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of au jus was circa 1750

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“Au jus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/au%20jus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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