gratin

[grat-n, graht-; French gra-tan]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. gratian,
  2. graticule,
  3. gratification,
  4. gratify,
  5. gratifying,
  6. gratinate,
  7. gratinated,
  8. grating,
  9. gratingly,
  10. gratiné

Origin of gratin

1800–10; < French, Middle French; see grate2

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British Dictionary definitions for gratin

gratin

adjective

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Word Origin and History for gratin

gratin

n.

light crust over a dish, 1806 (in au gratin), from French gratin "crust" (16c.), from gratter "to scrape, scratch" (see grate (v.)).

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