con·​cas·​se | \ ˈkäŋ-kə-ˌsā How to pronounce concasse (audio) \
variants: or less commonly concassé

Definition of concasse

: food that has been roughly chopped Dessert was warm chocolate souffle torte with strawberry-mint concasse, toasted macadamia nut dust and malted Kahlua crema.— Scott A. Johnson … Thai sweet potato boats topped with avocado and tofu concasse.— Mark Taylor especially : vegetables (such as tomatoes) that have been peeled, seeded, and diced The chicken is tender, the tomato concasse with basil is hearty, and the rice is rich. — Jennifer McLaine This quick summer soup is as versatile as minestrone. Finely diced green peppers, minced leeks, minced green beans and a fresh tomato concasse are all delicious additions. — Perla Meyers

First Known Use of concasse

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concasse

borrowed from French concassé, noun derivative from past participle of concasser "to crush," going back to Middle French conquasser, altered from Old French conquaisser, going back to Latin conquassāre "to shake violently, break, shatter," from con- con- + quassāre "to shake repeatedly, make tremble" — more at quash entry 1

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“Concasse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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