car·​bon·​nade ˌkär-bə-ˈnäd How to pronounce carbonnade (audio)
variants or less commonly carbonade
: a beef stew cooked in beer

Examples of carbonnade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With this variation on Flemish carbonnade, beer would be a natural selection: a Belgian ale, a brown ale, or a dry stout or porter. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018 Although many traditional beef carbonnade recipes call for stirring the mustard into the stew pot, cooking mustard tames its bite. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018

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Word History


French, literally, dish of grilled meat, from Italian carbonata, from carbone charcoal, coal, from Latin carbon-, carbo

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbonnade was in 1651

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Cite this Entry

“Carbonnade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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