[ bawr-dl-eyz; French bawr-duh-lez ]

  1. a brown sauce flavored with red wine and shallots and garnished with poached marrow and parsley.

Origin of Bordelaise

<French, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux, equivalent to Bordel- Bordeaux + -ais-ese
  • Also called Bordelaise sauce .

Words Nearby Bordelaise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bordelaise in a sentence

  • While our whaleboat shot across the Bordelaise Channel pursued by a brisk breeze, Ugh!

  • If you are there in the autumn, don't forget to order Cèpes à la Bordelaise.

  • To seek fish recipes, of such savory sound as those for "broiled redsnapper," "shrimps Bordelaise," and "baked fish croquettes."

    Modern Essays | John Macy
  • The well-known Bordelaise sauce is simply Spanish sauce with the addition of white wine and shallots.

    Choice Cookery | Catherine Owen
  • Oysters, clams, sweetbread, chicken or turkey may be served à la Bordelaise or Bechamel.

British Dictionary definitions for Bordelaise


/ (ˌbɔːdəˈleɪz, French bɔrdəlɛz) /

  1. cookery denoting a brown sauce flavoured with red wine and sometimes mushrooms

Origin of Bordelaise

French: of Bordeaux

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