[mawr-ney for 1; mawr-ney for 2]


Also called Duplessis-Mornay. Phi·lippe de [fee-leep duh] /fiˈlip də/, Sei·gneur du Ples·sis-Mar·ly [se-nyœr dy ple-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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mornay

Historical Examples of mornay

  • Mornay had made up his mind to serve forever a king who had saved his country.

  • You will know to-morrow; meanwhile, lie down there on those cushions on my left; here is Mornay snoring already at my right.

  • Mornay said nothing; he was proud of his pupil, but from time to time he tried to place himself before him.

  • Mornay, would it not be sweet to leave all this fret and fume, and ride away to the green woods by Coarraze?'

    A Gentleman of France

    Stanley Weyman

  • Mornay by chance one day entered the cabinet of the king, where his enemies were busy in their cabals.

British Dictionary definitions for mornay



(often immediately postpositive) denoting a cheese sauce used in several disheseggs mornay

Word Origin for mornay

perhaps named after Philippe de Mornay, Seigneur du Plessis-Marly (1549–1623), French Huguenot leader



Philippe de (filip də), Seigneur du Plessis-Marly. 1549–1623, French Huguenot leaderAlso: Duplessis-Mornay
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