table d'hôte

[ tah-buh l doht, tab-uh l; French tabluh doht ]
/ ˈtɑ bəl ˈdoʊt, ˈtæb əl; French tablə ˈdoʊt /

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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British Dictionary definitions for table-d'hote

table d'hôte
/ (ˈtɑːbəl ˈdəʊt, French tablə dot) /

adjective

(of a meal) consisting of a set number of courses with limited choice of dishes offered at a fixed priceCompare à la carte, prix fixe

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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