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Examples of ragout in a Sentence
the movie is an uncertain ragout of fantasy, science fiction, and old-fashioned romance
Recent Examples of ragout from the Web
Some of the dishes for delivery include Steak au Poivre with parmesan fries, Tacos al Pastor with pork, Wagyu beef burger with bacon jam, roasted cod with canellini bean ragout and pesto, and roast chicken with tarragon-mushroom sauce.
Dinner entree prices range from $26 for pasta with mushroom ragout to $80 for a dry-aged 24-ounce rib-eye steak meal.
The earl grey (light on the bergamot) created a flavor bridge to the accompanying morel ragout, a dark, herby stew, buttressed by thick-cut, buttered brioche toast.
Other dishes on the menu will speak to the global flavors introduced to Americans at that time, like tempura prawn with decidedly Southeast Asian flavors of tamarind, lime and chiles, or a house pappardelle with oxtail ragout.
The main hesitancy when slow cooking most foods, whether in a slow cooker or as a conventional oven braise, is that the resulting stew or ragout isn’t eye-catching.
While Kronman set about making an excellent pork-and-veal ragout, his kids needled him about his neatnik pencil drawer and devotion to the World Fishing Network.
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Did You Know?
If you need an English word that can refer to either a combination of food items or a random assortment of things, there's no shortage of options on the menu. If you're in the mood for a stew, there's hodgepodge (formerly "hotchpotch"), olla podrida, or gallimaufry. Perhaps you'd rather start with a palate cleanser, like macédoine or salmagundi. We also have gumbo or jambalaya, if Southern cooking is more your thing, or smorgasbord if you prefer words of Swedish descent. Then there's ragout, which comes from French ragoûter, meaning "to revive the taste," and ultimately from Latin gustus, meaning "taste."
Synonymsagglomerate, agglomeration, alphabet soup, assortment, botch, clutter, collage, crazy quilt, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, gumbo, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jambalaya, jumble, jungle, litter, macédoine, medley, mélange, menagerie, miscellanea, mishmash, mixed bag, montage, motley, muddle, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pastiche, patchwork, patchwork quilt, potpourri, ragbag, miscellany, rummage, salad, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, stew, tumble, variety, welter
Related Wordsdetritus, notions, oddments, odds and ends, sundries; accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate, conglomeration; catchall; admixture, alloy, amalgam, blend, combination, commixture, composite, compound, fusion, intermixture, mix-up; bollix, chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, dog's breakfast [chiefly British], mess, morass, muddle, shambles; imbroglio, knot, snarl, tangle
RAGOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ragout for English Language Learners
: a stew of meat, vegetables, and spices
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