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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- The Monte Cristo ($6.75) is slightly untraditional - it's served on thick cut bread with back bacon - but it was also really good.
- The Monte Cristo sandwich is the best, and it's only served at lunchtime.
- Soon the waitress brought forth two Monte Cristo sandwiches.
1920s: from the name of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Syllabification: Mon·te Cris·to
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