Definition of hollandaise sauce in English:

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hollandaise sauce

Pronunciation: /ˈhäləndāz ˌsôs/


A creamy sauce of melted butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar, served especially with fish.
Example sentences
  • A dressing of lemon butter or hollandaise sauce suits it.
  • For the main course I had the spinach and mushroom pancake served with hollandaise sauce and cafe salad for €8.75.
  • The rest of the food was okay, nothing extraordinary, but it hit the spot and satisfied you in a way only eggs in hollandaise sauce can.


French hollandaise, feminine of hollandais 'Dutch', from Hollande 'Holland'.

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