[ muhn-yair; French mœ-nyer ]
/ mənˈyɛər; French mœˈnyɛr /
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(of food, especially fish) dipped in flour, sautéed in butter, and sprinkled with lemon juice and chopped parsley.
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Origin of meunière
1840–50; <French, by ellipsis from à la meunière literally, in the manner of a miller's wife; feminine of meunier miller, Old French molnier<Vulgar Latin *molīnārius, equivalent to Late Latin molīn(a) mill1 + Latin -ārius-ary (-eu- from meule millstone or meut earlier inflected form of moudre to grind)
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Example sentences from the Web for meunière
More precise recommendations, such as “pair this with ossobuco” or sole meunière or lamb biryani, would be too restrictive.The new wine rules: Drink what you like with what you want to eat|Dave McIntyre|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
It was her first lunch, a delicious sole meuniere, that captured her imagination and launched her illustrious career.
British Dictionary definitions for meunière
/ (mənˈjɛə, French mønjɛr) /
(of fish) dredged with flour, fried in butter, and served with butter, lemon juice, and parsley
Word Origin for meunière
French, literally: miller's wife
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