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[bair-see; French ber-see]
noun French Cookery.
  1. a white sauce flavored with white wine, shallots, fish stock, and parsley: usually served with fish.
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Origin of Bercy

after Bercy, a district of Paris
Also called Bercy sauce.
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Examples from the Web for bercy

Historical Examples of bercy

  • She said she was the daughter of a midwife at Bercy who had failed in business.

    Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille

    Emile Zola

  • I know that you are a gallant among the ladies, M, de Bercy.

    In Kings' Byways

    Stanley J. Weyman

  • He had followed Bercy into the room, and his tone was sharp with reproof and warning.

    In Kings' Byways

    Stanley J. Weyman

  • On the Bercy Quay he had looked at the moon floating in the clouds.

  • Why do you call him monseigneur the heir to the duchy of Bercy?