Nicoise

1 of 2

noun

Ni·​coise
variants or Niçoise
nēˈswäz
or Nicoise salad
plural -s
: salade niçoise

Nicoise

2 of 2

adjective

variants or Niçoise
: served with some of the ingredients (such as tomatoes and olives) of a nicoise
sole Nicoise

Word History

Etymology

Noun

French (salade) niçoise salad in the style of Nice (city in France)

Adjective

French (short for à la niçoise, literally, in the style of Nice), from feminine of niçois of Nice, from Nice, France

First Known Use

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nicoise was in 1884

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“Nicoise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nicoise. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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