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