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sauté

noun sau·té \ sȯ-ˈtā , sō- \
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté

:a sautéed dish

sauté

adjective

Origin and Etymology of sauté

French, from past participle of sauter to jump, from Old French, from Latin saltare — more at saltation


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sauté

verb
variants: or less commonly saute

Definition of sauté

sautéed also sauteed; sautéing also sauteing
transitive verb
:to fry in a small amount of fat

Examples of sauté in a Sentence

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic.

  2. peppers sautéed in olive oil

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First Known Use of sauté

1859


SAUTÉ Defined for English Language Learners

sauté

noun

Definition of sauté for English Language Learners

  • : a food that is fried in a small amount of fat


sauté

verb

Definition of sauté for English Language Learners

  • : to fry (food) in a small amount of fat


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