Cafe-au-lait definition

kă-fā ō lā
Coffee served with hot milk.
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A light coffee hue.
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A drink made by mixing coffee with an equal amount of hot or scalded milk.
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Pale brown.
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A mixture of coffee and hot milk.
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Coffee and hot milk served in separate jugs as a breakfast drink.
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A light coffee colour.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cafe-au-lait - coffee au lait

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cafe-au-lait
Plural:
cafe au laits, cafes au lait

Origin of cafe-au-lait

  • French café coffee à with lait milk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French café au lait (literally “coffee with milk”)

    From Wiktionary