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[lahy-uh-neyz; French lee-aw-nez] /ˌlaɪ əˈneɪz; French li ɔˈnɛz/
(of food, especially fried potatoes) cooked with pieces of onion.
Origin of lyonnaise
1840-50; < French (à la) lyonnaise (feminine adj.) in the manner of Lyons Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If any distinctive style can be given this small but interesting cathedral, it may well be called the style of lyonnaise.

  • Should any be left from the first days dinner, it may be served la lyonnaise, as directed for cold tripe.

  • Normandy formed one of the four ancient provinces of transalpine Gaul known to their founder, Augustus, as lyonnaise.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • Dinner: lyonnaise potatoes, hot corn bread, Poor man's pudding, milk.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • The hangings, a marvel of lyonnaise workmanship, fastened by gold cords, dazzled all eyes.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • A big T-bone, and some lyonnaise potatoes, and some string beans and corn and a salad and ice cream.

    Gladiator Philip Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for lyonnaise


/ˌlaɪəˈneɪz; French ljɔnɛz/
(of food) cooked or garnished with onions, usually fried
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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