noun ma·te·lote \ˌma-tə-ˈlōt, mat-ˈlōt\

Definition of matelote

  1. :  a stew made usually of fish in a seasoned wine sauce

Origin and Etymology of matelote

French, literally, sailor's wife, from matelot

First Known Use: circa 1723

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