Definition of Béarnaise sauce in English:

Béarnaise sauce

noun

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

    • ‘‘Yeah,’ I shot back, ‘and I like my mice with a nice Béarnaise sauce.’’
    • ‘It is a constituent of fines herbes, and is often used with tarragon, in Béarnaise sauce, for instance.’
    • ‘I grew up on steak, chips, Béarnaise sauce and garlic mushrooms served at steak-houses.’
    • ‘It's like slathering a Big Mac with Béarnaise sauce and pretending it's filet mignon.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Béarnaise sauce

/ˌbeɪəˌneɪz ˈsɔːs/