One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
postpositive Sprinkled with breadcrumbs or grated cheese, or both, and browned.‘lentils and mushrooms au gratin’
- ‘These are the traditional components of potatoes au gratin.’
- ‘I used to do a potato au gratin with mushrooms which I really like.’
French, literally ‘by grating’, from the verb gratter ‘to grate’.
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