Gratin meaning

grätn, grătn, gră-tăɴ
The top crust of a dish, consisting of breadcrumbs or grated cheese heated under a grill; the dish itself.
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A top crust consisting of browned crumbs and butter, often with grated cheese.
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Any dish having a lightly browned, crisp crust on top, esp. one topped with bread crumbs or grated cheese and broiled briefly.
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Origin of gratin

  • French from obsolete grater to scratch, scrape from Old French grate1

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

  • Borrowing from French gratin

    From Wiktionary