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café au lait

[ kaf-ey oh -ley, ka-fey, kuh-; French ka-fey oh -le ]
/ ˈkæf eɪ oʊ ˈleɪ, kæˈfeɪ, kə-; French ka feɪ oʊ ˈlɛ /
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noun
hot coffee served with an equal amount of hot or scalded milk.
a light brown color.
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Origin of café au lait

1755–65; <French: literally, coffee with milk
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British Dictionary definitions for café au lait

café au lait
/ French (kafe o lɛ) /

noun
coffee with milk
  1. a light brown colour
  2. (as modifier)café-au-lait brocade
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