a la carte

[ ah luh kahrt, al-uh; French a la kart ]SEE DEFINITION OF a la carte

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WORD ORIGIN

1826, from French à la carte, literally "by the card" (see card (n.)); in other words, "ordered by separate items." Distinguished from a table d'hôte, meal served at a fixed, inclusive price.

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table d'hote

nounmenu of complete meals
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