dux·​elles | \ ˌdük-ˈsel How to pronounce duxelles (audio) , (ˌ)dü-ˈsel \

Definition of duxelles

: a garnish or stuffing made especially of finely chopped sautéed mushrooms

Examples of duxelles in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beef Wellington is a strange and incredibly labor-intensive dish to prepare—tenderloin wrapped in duxelles wrapped in prosciutto wrapped in puff pastry. Roxane Gay, Bon Appétit, "I’ll Never Be Able to Cook the Bad News Away. But I Try Anyway," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of duxelles

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duxelles

Louis Chalon du Blé, Marquis d'Uxelles †1658 French nobleman

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“Duxelles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duxelles. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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