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

  • adj. Served with the natural juices or gravy: roast beef au jus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. prepared or served with the jus from roasted meat
  • n. the jus itself, when something is served au jus

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

  • adj. served in its natural juices or gravy

Etymologies

French : au, with the + jus, juice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French au jus (with the juice) (Wiktionary)
From the adjective, through misinterpretation of it as a noun. (Wiktionary)

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