noun, often capitalized
dau·​phine | \ dȯ-ˈfēn How to pronounce dauphine (audio) , dō- \

Definition of dauphine

: the wife of the dauphin

Examples of dauphine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What could be more romantic than getting snowed in with a few plates of lobster salad and pommes dauphine as provisions? Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 9 Dec. 2019 Grab a seat at the bar along with a plate of pommes dauphine stuffed with trout roe and then order at will. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 7 Nov. 2019 Almond-wood grilled New York, bone marrow and pommes dauphines, porcini mushroom jus at Hawks restaurant in Granite Bay. Carla Meyer, sacbee, 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dauphine

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Dauphine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dauphine. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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Dauphiné geographical name

Dau·​phi·​né | \ ˌdō-fē-ˈnā How to pronounce Dauphiné (audio) \

Definition of Dauphiné

region and former province of southeastern France north of Provence; capital Grenoble

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