cac·​cia·​to·​re ˌkä-chə-ˈtȯr-ē How to pronounce cacciatore (audio)
: cooked with tomatoes and herbs and sometimes wine
chicken cacciatore

Examples of cacciatore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional cacciatore veggies—in this case, meaty mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers—help knock this one out of the park. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2022

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Word History


Italian, from cacciatore hunter

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacciatore was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

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

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