figaro sauce

noun

figa·​ro sauce
ˈfig|əˌrō-,
ˈfēg|
: hollandaise sauce with tomato puree added

Word History

Etymology

probably after Figaro, the hero of Le Barbier de Séville (1775) and Le Mariage de Figaro (1784), comedies by P. A. Caron de Beaumarchais †1799 French playwright

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“Figaro sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figaro%20sauce. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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