noun \ˌma-tə-ˈlōt, mat-ˈlōt\

Definition of MATELOTE

:  a stew made usually of fish in a seasoned wine sauce

Origin of MATELOTE

French, literally, sailor's wife, from matelot
First Known Use: circa 1723

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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