Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with bread crumbs and sometimes butter and grated cheese, and then browned in an oven: potatoes au gratin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with a crust of breadcrumbs (and often cheese) then browned under a grill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • With a crust made by browning in the oven, especially by sprinkling with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browning in a broiler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a breaded or browned crust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. cooked while covered with browned breadcrumbs (and sometimes cheese)

Etymologies

French : au, with the + gratin, scraping from the pan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French au gratin (Wiktionary)

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