ˌpät-ō-ˈfər How to pronounce pot-au-feu (audio)
plural pot-au-feu
: a French boiled dinner of meat and vegetables

Examples of pot-au-feu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In return, Dodin dares to propose a simple pot-au-feu. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024

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Word History


French, literally, pot on the fire

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pot-au-feu was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Pot-au-feu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot-au-feu. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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