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


(of food, especially fried potatoes) cooked with pieces of onion.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for lyonnaise

Historical Examples of lyonnaise

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

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

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • 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

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

    A Start in Life

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for lyonnaise



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