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Rolled in flour and fried in butter, usually with lemon juice and chopped parsley sprinkled on top. Used of fish.

[French, from (à la) meunière, (in the style of) a miller's wife, from Old French munoiere, feminine of mounier, miller, from Late Latin molīnārius, from molīna, mill; see mill1.]
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(mənˈjɛə; French mønjɛr)
(Cookery) (of fish) dredged with flour, fried in butter, and served with butter, lemon juice, and parsley
[French, literally: miller's wife]
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(mənˈyɛər; Fr. mœˈnyɛr)

(esp. of fish) dipped in flour and sautéed in butter.
[1840–50; < French à la meunière literally, in the manner of a miller's wife]
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