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bonne femme

[bawn fam] /bɔn ˈfam/
adjective, French Cookery.
1.
prepared in simple style, as in a cream sauce containing mushrooms:
fillet of sole bonne femme.
Origin of bonne femme
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25, bonne femme is from the French word à la bonne femme literally, in the manner of a good housewife
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