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Mornay

[mawr-ney for 1; mawr-ney for 2]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. (often lowercase) Also called Mornay sauce. a béchamel, or white sauce, containing cheese, especially Parmesan and Gruyère.
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Historical Examples

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

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times

    Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

  • 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

mornay

adjective
  1. (often immediately postpositive) denoting a cheese sauce used in several disheseggs mornay
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Word Origin

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

Mornay

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