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alamode

[ al-uh-mohd ]
/ ˈæl əˌmoʊd /
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noun
a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc.
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Other definitions for alamode (2 of 2)

à la mode
[ ah luh -mohd, al-uh-; French a la -mawd ]
/ ˌɑ lə ˈmoʊd, ˌæl ə-; French a la ˈmɔd /

adjective
in or according to the fashion.
Cooking.
  1. (of pie or other dessert) served with a portion of ice cream, often as a topping: apple pie à la mode.
  2. (of beef) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy.
Also a la mode, alamode.

Origin of à la mode

Borrowed into English from French around 1640–50
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British Dictionary definitions for alamode (1 of 2)

alamode
/ (ˈæləˌməʊd) /

noun
a soft light silk used for shawls and dresses, esp in the 19th centurySee also surah

Word Origin for alamode

C17: from à la mode

British Dictionary definitions for alamode (2 of 2)

à la mode
/ (ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd, æ lə, French a la mɔd) /

adjective
fashionable in style, design, etc
(of meats) braised with vegetables in wine
mainly US and Canadian (of desserts) served with ice cream

Word Origin for à la mode

C17: from French: according to the fashion
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