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à l'américaine

[ ah luh-mer-i-keyn, -ken; French ala-mey-ree-ken ]
/ ɑ ləˌmɛr ɪˈkeɪn, -ˈkɛn; French a la meɪ riˈkɛn /
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adjective French Cooking.
prepared with tomatoes, garlic, wine, shallots, and herbs: lobster à l’américaine.
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Origin of à l'américaine

<French: in the American style

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