moussaka

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noun mous·sa·ka \mü-ˈsä-kə, ˌmü-sä-ˈkä\
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mousaka

Definition of moussaka

  1. :  a Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (such as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant often topped with a seasoned sauce

Origin and Etymology of moussaka

Modern Greek mousakas, from Turkish musakka, from dialect Arabic (Egypt) musaggaʽa, literally, chilled


MOUSSAKA Defined for English Language Learners

moussaka

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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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