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[pahr-men-tyey; French par-mahn-tyey]
adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. (of food) prepared or served with potatoes: potage Parmentier.
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Also Par·men·tière [pahr-men-tyair; French par-mahn-tyer] /ˌpɑr mɛnˈtyɛər; French par mɑ̃ˈtyɛr/.

Origin of Parmentier

1905–10; named after A. A. Parmentier (1737–1813), French promoter of economic botany
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Historical Examples

  • The addition of the half-cup of rich cream is essential to the soup "parmentier."

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  • Numerous other papers by this author, Durand, Parmentier and others in the same periodical can be consulted with advantage.

  • From prudence, natural inclination, and engrossment in other pursuits, Parmentier took no part in the political storm then raging.

  • "Some of our folk in Rochelle are of that way of thinking," agreed Captain Parmentier dryly.

British Dictionary definitions for parmentier


  1. (of soups, etc) containing or garnished with potatoes
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Word Origin

C19: named after A. Parmentier (1737–1813), French horticulturist
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