béarnaise

noun

bé·​ar·​naise
¦bā-är-¦nāz,
-ər-;
¦ber-¦nāz
variants or béarnaise sauce
plural -s
sometimes capitalized B
: hollandaise sauce seasoned (as with minced shallots, tarragon, and chervil) and served with meat or fish

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of béarnaise was in 1869

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“Béarnaise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9arnaise. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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