Definition of pain au levain in English:

pain au levain

noun

  • A French bread made from naturally leavened dough, typically characterized by a thick crust, chewy texture, and a slightly sour taste.

Origin

1980s. From French pain au levain from pain bread + au with the + levain.

Pronunciation

pain au levain

/ˌpan əʊ ləˈvã//ˌpan əʊ ləˈvan/