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cafe au lait (n.)

1763, French café au lait, literally "coffee with milk," from lait "milk" (12c.), from Latin lactis, genitive of lac "milk" (see lacto-). As opposed to café noir "black coffee."

updated on September 19, 2017

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Definitions of cafe au lait from WordNet

cafe au lait (n.)
equal parts of coffee and hot milk;
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