Definition of Béarnaise sauce in English:

Béarnaise sauce


  • [mass noun] A rich sauce thickened with egg yolks and flavoured with tarragon.

    • ‘It is a constituent of fines herbes, and is often used with tarragon, in Béarnaise sauce, for instance.’
    • ‘It's like slathering a Big Mac with Béarnaise sauce and pretending it's filet mignon.’
    • ‘I grew up on steak, chips, Béarnaise sauce and garlic mushrooms served at steak-houses.’
    • ‘You want the juices to run when you cut into it, staining your chips, mixing up with your Béarnaise sauce and getting your own juices flowing at the same time.’
    • ‘‘Yeah,’ I shot back, ‘and I like my mice with a nice Béarnaise sauce.’’


Béarnaise, feminine of French béarnais of Béarn, a region of SW France.


Béarnaise sauce

/ˌbeɪəˌneɪz ˈsɔːs/