[tah-buh l doht, tab-uh l; French tabluh doht]
noun, plural ta·bles d'hôte [tah-buh lz doht, tab-uh lz; French tabluh doht] /ˈtɑ bəlz ˈdoʊt, ˈtæb əlz; French tablə ˈdoʊt/.
a meal of preselected courses served at a fixed time and price to the guests at a hotel or restaurant.
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Origin of table d'hôte
1610–20; < French: literally, the host's table
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noun plural tables d'hôte (ˈtɑːbəlz ˈdəʊt, French tablə dot)
a table d'hôte meal or menu
Word Origin for table d'hôte
C17: from French, literally: the host's table
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"common table for guests at a hotel," French, table-d'hôte, literally "table of the host."
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