cas·​se·​role | \ ˈka-sə-ˌrōl How to pronounce casserole (audio) also ˈka-zə- \

Definition of casserole

1 : a dish in which food may be baked and served
2 : food cooked and served in a casserole
3 : a deep round usually porcelain dish with a handle used for heating substances in the laboratory

Examples of casserole in a Sentence

I made tuna casserole for dinner. meat and noodles served in a casserole
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First Known Use of casserole

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casserole

French, saucepan, from Middle French, diminutive of casse ladle, dripping pan, from Old Occitan cassa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kyathos ladle

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9 Apr 2021

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“Casserole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of casserole

: food (such as meat, noodles, and vegetables) baked together and served in a deep dish
: a deep dish used for baking


cas·​se·​role | \ ˈka-sə-ˌrōl How to pronounce casserole (audio) \

Kids Definition of casserole

1 : a mix of food baked and served in a deep dish
2 : a deep dish in which food can be baked and served

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