gratin

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noun gra·tin \ˈgra-tən, ˈgrä-\

Definition of gratin

  1. 1 :  a brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also :  a dish so cooked

  2. 2 :  upper crust the gratin of London society

Origin and Etymology of gratin

French, from Medieval French, from grater to scratch


First Known Use: 1806


GRATIN Defined for English Language Learners

gratin

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noun gra·tin \ˈgra-tən, ˈgrä-\

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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