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plat du jour

[plah duh zhoo r; French pla dy zhoor] /ˈplɑ də ˈʒʊər; French pla dü ˈʒur/
noun, plural plats du jour
[plahz duh zhoo r; French pla dy zhoor] /ˈplɑz də ˈʒʊər; French pla dü ˈʒur/ (Show IPA)
the special or featured dish of the day on a restaurant menu.
Origin of plat du jour
1905-10; < French: dish of the day Unabridged
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  • Some have one dish, called the plat du jour, with cheese and fruit afterwards.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The plat du jour was salmon and Mayonnaise sauce, above all things!

  • The man idly wondered what was the plat du jour at the Savoy that evening.

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plat du jour

/ˈplɑː də ˈʒʊə; French pla dy ʒur/
noun (pl) plats du jour (ˈplɑːz də ˈʒʊə; French) (pla dy ʒur)
the specially prepared or recommended dish of the day on a restaurant's menu
Word Origin
French, literally: dish of the day
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