moussaka

noun mous·sa·ka \mü-ˈsä-kə, ˌmü-sä-ˈkä\
variants: or less commonly

mousaka

\mü-ˈsä-kə, ˌmü-sä-ˈkä\

Definition of moussaka

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

Origin and Etymology of moussaka

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


First Known Use: 1862


MOUSSAKA Defined for English Language Learners

moussaka

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

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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