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meunière

[ muhn-yair; French mœ-nyer ]

adjective

  1. (of food, especially fish) dipped in flour, sautéed in butter, and sprinkled with lemon juice and chopped parsley.


meunière

/ mønjɛr; mənˈjɛə /

adjective

  1. (of fish) dredged with flour, fried in butter, and served with butter, lemon juice, and parsley


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Word History and Origins

Origin of meunière1

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 ) mill 1 + Latin -ārius -ary ( -eu- from meule millstone or meut earlier inflected form of moudre to grind)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of meunière1

French, literally: miller's wife
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Example Sentences

More precise recommendations, such as “pair this with ossobuco” or sole meunière or lamb biryani, would be too restrictive.

It was her first lunch, a delicious sole meuniere, that captured her imagination and launched her illustrious career.

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