[bawr-dl-eyz; French bawr-duh-lez]

Origin of Bordelaise

< French, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux, equivalent to Bordel- Bordeaux + -ais -ese
Also called Bordelaise sauce. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bordelaise

Historical Examples of bordelaise

  • Fry the eggs in oil, put on toast, cover with Bordelaise sauce, and lay two slices of truffle on each egg.

  • Dish up on a platter, put some sliced parboiled beef marrow on top, and cover with Bordelaise sauce.

  • When done place on top of a thin slice of heated, or fresh-boiled, ham, and cover with Bordelaise sauce.

  • Then place it on four pieces of dry toast, and cover with well-seasoned Bordelaise sauce.

  • The well-known Bordelaise sauce is simply Spanish sauce with the addition of white wine and shallots.

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British Dictionary definitions for bordelaise


  1. cookery denoting a brown sauce flavoured with red wine and sometimes mushrooms

Word Origin for Bordelaise

French: of Bordeaux
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