Meaning of pain au levain in English:

pain au levain

noun

  • A French bread made from naturally leavened dough, typically characterized by a thick crust, chewy texture, and a slightly sour taste.

Origin

1980s. From French pain au levain from painbread + auwith the + levain.

Pronunciation

pain au levain

/ˌpan əʊ ləˈvã/ /ˌpan əʊ ləˈvan/