bou·​lan·​gère | \ ¦büˌläⁿ¦zhe(ə)r \

Definition of boulangère

: cooked with sliced onions in a casserole

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History and Etymology for boulangère

borrowed from French (à la) boulangère (literally, “in the manner of a baker's wife”), from feminine of boulanger “baker,” going back to Old French (Picard) boulengier, boulanger, from boulenc “baker” (from boul-, borrowed from Old Low Franconian *bolla “small loaf” + -enc -ing entry 2) + Old French -ier, -er -er entry 2

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“Boulangère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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