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Meaning of à la mode

à la mode

Pronunciation: (ä" lu mōd', al"u- Fr. a la môd'), [key]
  1. in or according to the fashion.
  2. apple pie à la mode.
    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&hasp;) larded and braised or stewed with vegetables, herbs, etc., and served with a rich brown gravy.

al•a•mode

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