café au lait

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kafe o lɛ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kafā ō lā, ka fā, kə-; Fr. ka fā ō le)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ca•fé au lait  (kafā ō lā, ka fā, kə-; Fr. ka fā ō le),USA pronunciation 
  • hot coffee served with an equal amount of hot or scalded milk.
  • a light brown color.
    • French: literally, coffee with milk
    • 1755–65

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    café au lait French: /kafe o lɛ/ n
    1. coffee with milk
    2. a light brown colour
    3. (as modifier): café-au-lait brocade
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