Definition of Monte Cristo in English:

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Monte Cristo

Pronunciation: /mɒnti ˈkrɪstəʊ/

noun (plural Monte Cristos)

North American
A fried or grilled sandwich with cheese and ham or turkey, typically dipped in egg before being cooked: the delicious Monte Cristo with prosciutto and gouda
More example sentences
  • The Monte Cristo ($6.75) is slightly untraditional - it's served on thick cut bread with back bacon - but it was also really good.
  • The Monte Cristo sandwich is the best, and it's only served at lunchtime.
  • Soon the waitress brought forth two Monte Cristo sandwiches.

Origin

1920s: from the name of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

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