bal·​lo·​tine | \ ¦ba-lō-¦tēn How to pronounce ballotine (audio) , -lȯ-, -lə- \
variants: or less commonly ballottine \ ¦ba-​lō-​¦tēn How to pronounce ballotine (audio) , -​lȯ-​ , -​lə-​ \
plural ballotines or ballottines

Definition of ballotine

: boned meat, poultry, or fish that is stuffed with seasoned meats or vegetables, rolled and tied into a bundle shape, and usually braised

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First Known Use of ballotine

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ballotine

French, diminutive of ballotte rolled, stuffed meat, diminutive of balle bundle, from Old French bale

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“Ballotine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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