The definition of a maître d'hôtel is a headwaiter or host.(noun)
An example of a maître d'hôtel is the individual who decides where the customer will sit and takes them to their table at a restaurant.
Maître d'hôtel is defined as a sauce made from parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper and melted butter.(adjective)
An example of maître d'hôtel used as an adjective is "maître d'hôtel butter" which is often placed on broiled meat or as a simple sauce for pasta.
See maître d'hôtel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, lit., master of the house
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