[ ah luh-mer-i-keyn, -ken; French a la-mey-ree-ken ]
/ ɑ ləˌmɛr ɪˈkeɪn, -ˈkɛn; French a la meɪ riˈkɛn /
adjective French Cookery.
prepared with tomatoes, garlic, wine, shallots, and herbs: lobster à l’américaine.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of à l’américaine
< French: in the American style
Words nearby à l’américaine
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