[oh nach-uh-rel; French oh na-ty-rel]
- in the natural state.
- naked; nude.
- cooked plainly.
- raw; uncooked.
Origin of au naturel
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- naked; nude
- uncooked or plainly cooked
literally: in (a) natural (condition)
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Word Origin and History for au naturel
1817, French, literally "in the natural state;" originally meaning "uncooked," but used euphemistically for "undressed." See natural (adj.).
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