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{adj: a la carte} (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
<-> table d'hote

{adj: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped} giving or marked by complete attention to
"that engrossed look or rapt delight"
"then wrapped in dreams"
"so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
"rapt with wonder"
"wrapped in thought"

{adj: grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da} affectedly genteel

{adj: latest, a la mode, in style, in vogue, modish} in the current fashion or style

{adj: table d'hote, prix fixe} (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price
<-> a la carte

{adv: a la carte} by ordering items listed individually on a menu
"we ate a la carte"

{adv: a la mode} with ice cream on top or on the side
"we served the apple pie a la mode"

{n: Aachen, Aken, Aix-la-Chapelle} a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital

{n: Cabot, Sebastian Cabot} son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)

{n: Calderon, Calderon de la Barca, Pedro Calderon de la Barca} Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)

{n: Clichy, Clichy-la-Garenne} a northwestern suburb of Paris; the residence of the Merovingian royalty in the 7th century

{n: Eden, paradise, Nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la} any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

{n: Ivry, battle of Ivry, Ivry la Bataille} a battle (1590) in which the Huguenots under Henry IV defeated the Catholics under the duke of Mayenne

{n: Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera} a city in southwestern Spain that is famous for making sherry

{n: La Crosse} a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River

{n: La Fontaine, Jean de La Fontaine} French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695)

{n: La Paz} city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia

{n: La Rochefoucauld, Francois de La Rochefoucauld} French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)

{n: La Spezia} a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea; a major seaport and year-round resort

{n: La Tour, Georges de La Tour} French painter of religious works (1593-1652)

{n: Lafayette, La Fayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette} French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)

{n: Louisiana, Pelican State, LA} a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

{n: Mayenne} a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region

{n: Montesquieu, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat} French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)

{n: Morton, Jelly Roll Morton, Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton} United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)

{n: Parana, Parana River} a South American river; tributary of Rio de la Plata

{n: Pays de la Loire} an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay

{n: Rio de la Plata, La Plata, Plata River} an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay

{n: Riviera} a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
"the Riviera contains some of Europe's most popular resorts"

{n: Tourette's syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome} neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia

{n: Tourette, Gilles de la Tourette, Georges Gilles de la Tourette} French neurologist (1857-1904)

{n: Uruguay River} a South American river that arises in southern Brazil and flows south to the Rio de la Plata; the northern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil and the southern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Uruguay

{n: a la carte} a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices

{n: de la Mare, Walter de la Mare, Walter John de la Mare} English poet remembered for his verse for children (1873-1956)

{n: fa la, fal la} meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong

{n: la, lah} the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization

{n: lanthanum, La, atomic number 57} a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth

{n: lobster Newburg, lobster a la Newburg} lobster in Newburg sauce served on buttered toast or rice

{n: pellagra, Alpine scurvy, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, maidism, mayidism, Saint Ignatius' itch} a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

{n: sabicu, Lysiloma sabicu} West Indian tree yielding la hard dark born wood resembling mahogany in texture and value

{n: tonic solfa, solfa} a system of solmization using the solfa syllables: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti

{n: tra-la, tra-la-la} a set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refrain

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