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Word of the Day 04/26/20 À La Mode

À La Mode (adjective)
à la mode [ ah luh mohd, al-uh-; French a la mawd ]


adjective
1. in or according to the fashion.
2. Cookery.
a. (of pie or other dessert) served with a portion of ice cream, often as a topping: apple pie à la mode.
b. (of beef) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy.

Also a la mode, alamode.

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Origin: Borrowed into English from French around 1640–50

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR A LA MODE
I was conducted to a very handsome apartment, and my health enquired after by the vizier's secretary, 'a-la-mode Turque!'
LIFE OF LORD BYRON, VOL. I. (OF VI.)|THOMAS MOORE

It is very good with a-la-mode beef gravy instead of butter.
THE LADY'S OWN COOKERY BOOK, AND NEW DINNER-TABLE DIRECTORY;|CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL BURY

French a-la-mode beef, or beef a-la-daube, is prepared as above, but stewed slowly all night in lard.
MISS LESLIE'S NEW COOKERY BOOK|ELIZA LESLIE

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