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Provençale

[ proh-vuhn-sahl, -ven-, prov-uhn-, -en-; French praw-vahn-sal ]
/ ˌproʊ vənˈsɑl, -vɛn-, ˌprɒv ən-, -ɛn-; French prɔ vɑ̃ˈsal /
Cooking.
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adjective
(sometimes lowercase) cooked, usually in olive oil, with garlic, tomatoes, onions, and herbs.
noun
Also called Provençale sauce . a thick sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and seasonings cooked in oil.
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Origin of Provençale

1835–45; <French (à la) provençale in the Provençal manner
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How to use Provençale in a sentence

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

    A Woman of Thirty|Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for Provençale

Provençale
/ (ˌprɒvɒnˈsɑːl, French prɔvɑ̃sal) /

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