[lahy-uh-neyz; French lee-aw-nez]

Origin of lyonnaise

1840–50; < French (à la) lyonnaise (feminine adj.) in the manner of Lyons Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lyonnaise

Historical Examples of lyonnaise

  • Should any be left from the first days dinner, it may be served la Lyonnaise, as directed for cold tripe.

  • Dinner: lyonnaise potatoes, hot corn bread, Poor man's pudding, milk.

    One Way Out

    William Carleton

  • Normandy formed one of the four ancient provinces of transalpine Gaul known to their founder, Augustus, as Lyonnaise.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • The hangings, a marvel of Lyonnaise workmanship, fastened by gold cords, dazzled all eyes.

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

  • If any distinctive style can be given this small but interesting cathedral, it may well be called the style of Lyonnaise.

British Dictionary definitions for lyonnaise


  1. (of food) cooked or garnished with onions, usually fried
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