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au lait

[oh ley; French oh le] /oʊ ˈleɪ; French oʊ ˈlɛ/
adjective, French Cookery.
prepared or served with milk.
Origin of au lait
< French: literally, with the milk. See lact- Unabridged
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  • Caf au lait came in next morning at 7.30, and was distributed by Pierre, the orderly, a most willing and really excellent fellow.

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British Dictionary definitions for au lait

au lait

/əʊ ˈleɪ; French o lɛ/
prepared or served with milk
Word Origin
French, literally: with milk
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Contemporary definitions for au lait

French for served with milk


Café au lait is sometimes called white coffee.

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