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à la mode

Pronunciation: (ä" lu mōd', al"u-; Fr. a la môd'), [key]
1. in or according to the fashion.
2. Cookery.
a. (of pie or other dessert) served with a portion of ice cream, often as a topping: apple pie à la mode.
b. (of beef) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy. Also,a" la mode',alamode.


Pronunciation: (al'u-mōd"), [key]
1. a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc.
2. See à la mode.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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