Definition of Béarnaise sauce in English:

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Béarnaise sauce

Pronunciation: /ˌbeɪəˌneɪz ˈsɔːs/


[mass noun]
A rich sauce thickened with egg yolks and flavoured with tarragon.
Example sentences
  • It is a constituent of fines herbes, and is often used with tarragon, in Béarnaise sauce, for instance.
  • I grew up on steak, chips, Béarnaise sauce and garlic mushrooms served at steak-houses.
  • It's like slathering a Big Mac with Béarnaise sauce and pretending it's filet mignon.


Béarnaise, feminine of French béarnais 'of Béarn', a region of SW France.

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