noun, sometimes capitalized B
bé·​ar·​naise | \ ¦bā-är-¦nāz, -ər-; ¦ber-¦nāz \
variants: or béarnaise sauce
plural -s

Definition of béarnaise

: hollandaise sauce seasoned (as with minced shallots, tarragon, and chervil) and served with meat or fish

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First Known Use of béarnaise

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for béarnaise

French béarnaise, feminine of béarnais of Béarn, region of southwestern France

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“Béarnaise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9arnaise. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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