beurre noir

noun
\ˈbər-ˈnwär \

Definition of beurre noir 

: butter heated until brown or black and often flavored with vinegar or lemon juice

First Known Use of beurre noir

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beurre noir

French, literally, black butter

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