co·​cotte | \ kȯ-ˈkȯt How to pronounce cocotte (audio) \
plural cocottes\ kȯ-​ˈkȯt(s) How to pronounce cocottes (audio) \

Definition of cocotte

2 : a shallow individual baking dish usually with one or two handles

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in the new play, she takes on the somewhat racy role of a cocotte in fin de siècle Paris
Recent Examples on the Web As if its list of winning qualities wasn't long enough already, this cocotte (that's the French word for a Dutch oven) is also dishwasher-safe and can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The best Dutch oven money can buy is on sale right now for a great price," 9 July 2020 Spooned out of a black Staub cocotte, the meatballs are a bit sweet, a bit salty, the sauce complex. TheWeek, "Traveling across Belgium to build a better meatball," 2 Feb. 2020 The Le Creuset collection features a Porg pie bird ($25), a Darth Vader dutch oven ($395) and droid-themed cocottes ($30). Sarah Brookbank,, "Bring the Force into your kitchen with these Star Wars gadgets," 3 Dec. 2019 For those looking to master something a little smaller, pick your favorite mini cocotte droid. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "The Force is strong with this new collection from Le Creuset," 4 Oct. 2019 The premise behind the French method of cooking en cocotte (or casserole roasting) is to slow down the cooking process in order to concentrate flavor. Washington Post, "Low oven temperature and cucumber can make swordfish shine," 22 July 2019 The heartwarming collection will run you $30 for the ramekins, $50 for the fondue set, and $150 to $200 for the cocotte, but who can put a price on love? Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "Le Creuset Is Selling Heart-Shaped Cookware in Time for Valentine's Day," 17 Jan. 2018 Our favorite piece from the microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe collection is the set of four mini-cocottes. Ana Calderone,, "Le Creuset's New Collection Is Affordable and Adorable," 4 May 2018 No, that would be my cocotte, my little Dutch oven. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "You Think You Know Liev Schreiber, Then He Tells You How Much He Loves Broccoli," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cocotte

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cocotte was in 1867

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13 Jul 2020

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“Cocotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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