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Parmentier

[pahr-men-tyey; French par-mahn-tyey]
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adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. (of food) prepared or served with potatoes: potage Parmentier.
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Also Par·men·tière [pahr-men-tyair; French par-mahn-tyer] /ˌpɑr mɛnˈtyɛər; French par mɑ̃ˈtyɛr/.

Origin of Parmentier

1905–10; named after A. A. Parmentier (1737–1813), French promoter of economic botany
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Historical Examples

  • The addition of the half-cup of rich cream is essential to the soup "parmentier."

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  • Numerous other papers by this author, Durand, Parmentier and others in the same periodical can be consulted with advantage.

  • From prudence, natural inclination, and engrossment in other pursuits, Parmentier took no part in the political storm then raging.

  • "Some of our folk in Rochelle are of that way of thinking," agreed Captain Parmentier dryly.


British Dictionary definitions for parmentier

Parmentier

adjective
  1. (of soups, etc) containing or garnished with potatoes
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Word Origin

C19: named after A. Parmentier (1737–1813), French horticulturist
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