bal·​lo·​tine ¦ba-lō-¦tēn How to pronounce ballotine (audio)
variants or less commonly ballottine
plural ballotines or ballottines
: boned meat, poultry, or fish that is stuffed with seasoned meats or vegetables, rolled and tied into a bundle shape, and usually braised

Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ballotine was in 1846

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“Ballotine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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