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  • adj. Outdoors, in the open air.
  • adv. Outdoors, in the open air.


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  • For there were multiple compensations for the look of it, like being able to eat al fresco on the veranda when it was very hot, under the tapping leaves of the wistaria vine.

    The Thorn Birds


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  • in context of coffee brewing, this refers to preparing coffee in a pot or pan, often over a fire. cf cowboy coffee

    January 25, 2013

  • Cousin of al dente.

    November 28, 2008