Definitions

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

  • adj. Cooked with onions: lyonnaise potatoes; potatoes lyonnaise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Cooked with onions, especially caramelized onions.
  • adj. Prepared in a style typical to Lyons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Applied to boiled potatoes cut into small pieces and heated in oil or butter. They are usually flavored with onion and parsley.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lyonnese: specifically applied in cookery to a style of serving potatoes, etc., with a sauce of butter, parsley, and sometimes onions.

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

  • adj. cooked with onions

Etymologies

From French (à la) Lyonnaise, (in the manner) of Lyon, from Lyon .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lyonnaise ("in the manner of Lyons"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The modern glass building now the home of just under 60 commerçants and restaurants was finished in the early 70's and has evolved into the haut lieu of la gastronomie lyonnaise, rather surprising when one steps into the glass and cement building.

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  • The modern glass building now the home of just under 60 commerçants and restaurants was finished in the early 70's and has evolved into the haut lieu of la gastronomie lyonnaise, rather surprising when one steps into the glass and cement building.

    Jamie Schler: A Side Trip to Lyons: Le Marché

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  • Friday, I precooked some of my Thanksgiving dishes—lyonnaise potato gratin, sausage and cornbread stuffing—in between hours of mapping out exactly how the stencil would go on the wall and testing my painting techniques on cardboard.

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  • For lunch I ordered sardines on toast, pickled herring, a grilled mutton chop, buttered green beans, pommes lyonnaise and lemon sherbert.

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  • For seafood, the grilled Atlantic salmon pairs beautifully with the beurre mueniere (lemon butter sauce), the steamed asparagus and pommes lyonnaise.

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  • For lunch I ordered sardines on toast, pickled herring, a grilled mutton chop, buttered green beans, pommes lyonnaise and lemon sherbet.

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  • Her nausea had finally become “only” morning sickness, not morning, noon, and night, and she was able to enjoy the delicious dinner her mother made: she-crab soup, glazed ham, potatoes lyonnaise, string beans with slivered roasted almonds, pecan pie, and apple tartin.

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  • I made the salad lyonnaise and the english muffins for brunch for friends today.

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