Definition of au gratin in English:

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au gratin

Pronunciation: /əʊ ˈɡratã/
Pronunciation: /o ɡʀatɛ̃/

adjective

[postpositive]
Sprinkled with breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned: lentil and mushroom au gratin
More example sentences
  • I used to do a potato au gratin with mushrooms which I really like.
  • These are the traditional components of potatoes au gratin.

Origin

French, literally 'by grating', from the verb gratter 'to grate'.

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