eggs Ben·​e·​dict | \ -ˈbe-nə-ˌdikt How to pronounce eggs Benedict (audio) \

Definition of eggs Benedict

: a dish of poached eggs and browned ham or Canadian bacon placed on toasted halves of English muffin and covered with hollandaise

First Known Use of eggs Benedict

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eggs Benedict

probably from the name Benedict

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about eggs Benedict

Time Traveler for eggs Benedict

Time Traveler

The first known use of eggs Benedict was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for eggs Benedict

Cite this Entry

“Eggs Benedict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

Comments on eggs Benedict

What made you want to look up eggs Benedict? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!