[proh-vuh n-sahl, -ven-, prov-uh n-, -en-; French praw-vahn-sal]Cookery.
  1. Also called Provençale sauce. a thick sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and seasonings cooked in oil.

Origin of Provençale

1835–45; < French (à la) provençale in the Provençal manner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for provencale

Historical Examples of provencale

  • The good lady was a Provencale, and her passions had been lively.

    A Woman of Thirty

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for provencale


  1. (of dishes) prepared with garlic, oil, and often tomatoes
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