Definition of moules marinière in English:

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moules marinière

Pronunciation: /ˌmuːl marɪnˈjɛː/
(also moules à la marinière)

plural noun

Mussels served in their shells and cooked in a wine and onion sauce.
Example sentences
  • I did manage 472 pieces of sushi, seven bowls of moules marinière (two of which came up again), and 3.7kg of salmon, (which didn't).
  • We fell upon our potted shrimps and moules marinière with little slurpings, gasps and squeals of delight.
  • My foodie partner-in-crime had moules marinière from the starter menu as a main course.


French, literally 'mussels in the marine style'.

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