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Attributive and as postpositive (also in "à la Périgueux"). Designating a sauce made from truffles cooked with fortified wine, or a dish made with this sauce.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Lord Byron (1788–1824), poet. From Périgueux, the name of a city in the Périgord region in the département of Dordogne in south-west France, which produces truffles. Compare French à la Périgueux.
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