a la mode







a la mode


adjective

  1. in or according to the fashion.
  2. Cookery.
    1. (of pie or other dessert) served with a portion of ice cream, often as a topping: apple pie à la mode.
    2. (of beef) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy.

adjective

  1. fashionable in style, design, etc
  2. (of meats) braised with vegetables in wine
  3. mainly US and Canadian (of desserts) served with ice cream

1640s, from French à la mode (15c.), literally “in the fashion” (see mode (n.2)). In 17c., sometimes nativized as all-a-mode. Cookery sense of a dessert served with ice cream is 1903, American English.

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