Definition of Monte Cristo in English:

Monte Cristo

Syllabification: mon·te cris·to
Pronunciation: /ˌmäntē ˈkristō

noun (plural Monte Cristos)

North American
  • A fried or grilled sandwich with cheese and ham or turkey, typically dipped in egg before being cooked: the delicious Monte Cristo with prosciutto and gouda
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    • They have the most heavenly Monte Cristo sandwich.
    • Mangiamele plans to create a more chef-driven menu, but don't worry, favorites like the Monte Cristo will still be coming out of the kitchen.
    • The sandwiches we sampled for lunch were decent enough - a slim reuben ($13) grilled on some good, dark rye, and a monte cristo sandwich ($13) with bacon, brie and pear dipped in egg and grilled in a slightly messy, but otherwise adequate variation on the classic.


1920s: from the name of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

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