WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
meu•nière  (mən yâr; Fr. mœ nyer),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Food(of food, esp. fish) dipped in flour, sautéed in butter, and sprinkled with lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  • Vulgar Latin *molīnārius, equivalent. to Late Latin molīn(a) mill1 + Latin -ārius -ary (-eu- from meule millstone or meut earlier inflected form of moudre to grind)
  • French, by ellipsis from à la meunière literally, in the manner of a miller's wife; feminine of meunier miller, Old French molnier
  • 1840–50

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