ma·​te·​lote ˌma-tə-ˈlōt How to pronounce matelote (audio)
: a stew made usually of fish in a seasoned wine sauce

Word History


French, literally, sailor's wife, from matelot

First Known Use

circa 1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matelote was circa 1723

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Cite this Entry

“Matelote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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