au gratin
adjective Etymology: French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan Date: 1806 covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler) • au gratin adverb

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  • au gratin — au gra|tin [ogra tɛ̃ :; frz. = mit Kruste, zu: gratin, ↑ Gratin] (Kochkunst): überbacken. * * * au gratin   [ogra tɛ̃, französisch »mit Kruste«, zu gratter, gratinieren], Kochkunst: mit einer Kruste überbacken. * * * au gra|tin [ogra tɛ̃; frz. =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Au gratin — Au gra tin [F.] (Cookery) With a crust made by browning in the oven, especially by sprinkling with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browning in a broiler; as, spaghetti may be served au gratin. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • au gratin — ► ADJECTIVE (after a noun ) ▪ sprinkled with breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned. ORIGIN French, by grating …   English terms dictionary

  • au gratin — [ō grat′ n, ōgrät′ n; ] Fr [ ō grȧ tan′] adj. [Fr, lit., with scrapings] having a lightly browned crust of bread crumbs and grated cheese …   English World dictionary

  • au gratin — adj. Cookery cooked with a crisp brown crust usu. of breadcrumbs or melted cheese. Etymology: F f. gratter, = by grating, f. GRATE(1) * * * au gratin see gratin …   Useful english dictionary

  • au gratin — [əʊ grataau gratin] adjective [postposition] sprinkled with breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned. Origin Fr., lit. by grating , from gratter to grate …   English new terms dictionary

  • au gratin — au gra|tin [ogra tẽ] <fr. > mit einer Kruste (überbacken; Gastr.); vgl. ↑gratinieren …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • au gratin — au grat•in [[t]oʊ ˈgræt n, oʊ ˈgrɑt n[/t]] fr. [[t]oʊ graˈtɛ̃[/t]] adj. coo topped with buttered breadcrumbs or grated cheese or both and browned in an oven or broiler • Etymology: 1800–10; < F: lit., with the scraping, i.e., the burnt part …   From formal English to slang

  • au gratin — au gra|tin [o ... tɛ̃: ] <französisch> (Gastronomie mit einer Kruste überbacken) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • au gratin — /oh graht n, oh grat n, aw graht n, aw grat n/; Fr. /oh grddann taonn /, Cookery. cooked or baked with a topping of either browned bread crumbs and butter or grated cheese, or with both. [1800 10; < F: lit., with the scraping, i.e., the burnt… …   Universalium

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