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
One will serve Athenian chicken, pork shish kabobs, moussaka, pasticcio (ground beef with noodles) with béchamel sauce on top.
The Zaman menu features a wide assortment of traditional Greek and Lebanese selections, from grape leaves, falafel and baba ghanouj to moussaka, gyros, kabobs and Shawarma.
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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