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moussaka

noun mous·sa·ka \mü-ˈsä-kə, ˌmü-sä-ˈkä\

Simple Definition of moussaka

  • : a Greek dish of ground meat (such as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant

Full Definition of moussaka

  1. :  a Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant often topped with a seasoned sauce

Variants of moussaka

also mou·sa·ka \mü-ˈsä-kə, ˌmü-sä-ˈkä\

Origin of moussaka

Modern Greek mousakas, from Turkish musakka, from dialect Arabic (Egyptian) musaggaʽa, literally, chilled


First Known Use: 1862


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