gratin

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noun gra·tin \ ˈgra-tᵊn , ˈgrä- \

Definition of gratin

1 :a brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also :a dish so cooked
2 :upper crust
  • the gratin of London society

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Origin and Etymology of gratin

French, from Middle French, from grater to scratch


GRATIN Defined for English Language Learners

gratin

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Definition of gratin for English Language Learners

  • : a dish that has bread crumbs or cheese on top and is cooked in an oven


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