Definition of eggs Benedict in English:

eggs Benedict

Line breaks: eggs Bene|dict
Pronunciation: /ɛɡzˈbɛnɪdɪkt


  • A dish consisting of poached eggs and sliced ham on toasted muffins, covered with hollandaise sauce.
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    • I like men who eat properly, who like their steak bloody, their eggs Benedict runny.
    • Traditional breakfast fare, such as bacon, sausage and eggs Benedict, is made in advance and kept in warming trays.
    • On Christmas morning she'll be at her daughter's, tucking into a brunch of eggs Benedict, bacon, sausages and waffles.


late 19th century: of uncertain origin.

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