Also called Duplessis-Mornay. Phi·lippe de [fee-leepduh], /fiˈlip də/, Sei·gneur du Ples·sis-Mar·ly [se-nyœrdyple-see-mar-lee], /sɛˈnyœr dü plɛ si marˈli/, "Pope of the Huguenots", 1549–1623, French statesman and Protestant leader.
(often lowercase)Also called Mornay sauce . a béchamel, or white sauce, containing cheese, especially Parmesan and Gruyère.
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How to use Mornay in a sentence
Mornay by chance one day entered the cabinet of the king, where his enemies were busy in their cabals.Henry IV, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
On his conversion, the character of which was as obvious then as it is now, compare Duplessis Mornay, Mm.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3 | Henry Thomas Buckle
Sauce Mornay has been hailed internationally as "the greatest culinary achievement in cheese."The Complete Book of Cheese | Robert Carlton Brown
"Then I can be of no use, I fear," remarked M. Mornay dryly.The Money Master, Complete | Gilbert Parker
In truth he had not realized how big a thing M. Mornay had done for him.The Money Master, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for mornay (1 of 2)
(often immediately postpositive) denoting a cheese sauce used in several dishes: eggs mornay
British Dictionary definitions for Mornay (2 of 2)
Philippe de (filip də), Seigneur du Plessis-Marly. 1549–1623, French Huguenot leader: Also: Duplessis-Mornay
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