Meaning of à l'américaine

à l'a•mé•ri•caine

Pronunciation: (ä lu-mer"i-kān', -ken' Fr. a la-mā-rē-ken'), [key]
— French Cookery. French Cookery.
  1. prepared with tomatoes, garlic, wine, shallots, and herbs: lobster à l'américaine.
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