WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
meu•nière (mən yâr′; Fr. mœ nyer′),USA pronunciation adj.
- 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