Definition of Béarnaise sauce in US English:

Béarnaise sauce


  • A rich sauce thickened with egg yolks and flavored with tarragon.

    • ‘It's like slathering a Big Mac with Béarnaise sauce and pretending it's filet mignon.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I grew up on steak, chips, Béarnaise sauce and garlic mushrooms served at steak-houses.’


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


Béarnaise sauce

/ˌbeɪrˈneɪz ˌsɔs//ˌbārˈnāz ˌsôs/