au naturel

[ oh nach-uh-rel; French oh na-ty-rel ]
/ ˌoʊ ˌnætʃ əˈrɛl; French oʊ na tüˈrɛl /
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in the natural state.
naked; nude.
cooked plainly.
raw; uncooked.
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Origin of au naturel

From French

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British Dictionary definitions for au naturel

au naturel
/ French (o natyrɛl) /

adjective, adverb
naked; nude
uncooked or plainly cooked

Word Origin for au naturel

literally: in (a) natural (condition)
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