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In an English style or manner; like an English person.
Something that is English in style or origin, especially food cooked or served in the English manner. Chiefly as postpositive.
Mid 18th century. From French à l'anglaise, † à l'angloise from à l', variant (before a vowel or h) of à la + anglaise, † angloise, feminine of anglais, † anglois English.
à l'Anglaise/ˌa lɒŋˈɡleɪz//ˌɑː lɒŋˈɡleɪz//ˌa ˈlɒŋɡleɪz/
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