plural -s
: an open-faced pastry topped with olives, onions, and anchovies

Word History


French, from Provençal (Nice) pissaladiero, from pissala preserved crushed and salted fish, from pis, peis fish (from Old Provençal peis, from Latin piscis) + sala, past participle of sala to salt, from Old Provençal salar

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pissaladière was in 1951

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“Pissaladière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pissaladi%C3%A8re. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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