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Designating any of various things that are Turkish in style, manner, or origin. Chiefly as postpositive.
In a Turkish style or manner.
Late 17th century. From French à la turque, lit. ‘in the Turkish style’ from à la + turque, use as noun of feminine of turc.
à la Turque/ˌa la ˈtəːk//ˌɑː lɑː ˈtəːk//ˌa lə ˈtəːk/
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