Definition of bonne femme in English:

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bonne femme

Pronunciation: /bɒn ˈfam/


(Of fish dishes, stews, and soups) cooked in a simple way: sole bonne femme
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  • A few years ago we brought in a top chef to do Dover sole bonne femme, frog's legs and halibut in spicy tomato.
  • Monica ordered the black sole bonne femme, poached and served with a white wine and cream sauce with mushrooms and shallots at €34.50.
  • Chicken Bonne Femme is a classic Creole dish that dates back to the 19th century.


French, from the phrase à la bonne femme 'in the manner of a good housewife'.

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