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fricassee

noun fric·as·see \ ˈfri-kə-ˌsē , ˌfri-kə-ˈsē \
variants: or less commonly fricassée
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of fricassee

: a dish of pieces of meat (such as chicken) or vegetables stewed in stock and served in a white sauce

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Origin and Etymology of fricassee

Middle French, from feminine of fricassé, past participle of fricasser to fricassee


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fricassee

verb

Definition of fricassee

fricasseed; fricasseeing
transitive verb
: to cook as a fricassee

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First Known Use of fricassee

1657


FRICASSEE Defined for English Language Learners

fricassee

noun

Definition of fricassee for English Language Learners

  • : a dish of small pieces of meat cooked in liquid and served in a thick white sauce



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