Definition of moussaka
: a Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (such as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant often topped with a seasoned sauce
Recent Examples of moussaka from the Web
More smoke seeps into moussaka — the Arab version, not the Greek one — as eggplants are roasted and then simmered for hours with chickpeas, tomatoes and mint.
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Origin and Etymology of moussaka
Modern Greek mousakas, from Turkish musakka, from dialect Arabic (Egypt) musaggaʽa, literally, chilled
First Known Use: 1862See Words from the same year
MOUSSAKA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moussaka for English Language Learners
: a Greek dish of ground meat (such as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant
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