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


a brown sauce flavored with red wine and shallots and garnished with poached marrow and parsley.

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. 2019

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

Word Origin for Bordelaise

French: of Bordeaux
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