tagine

noun
ta·​gine
variants: or tajine \ täˈzhēn , -​ˈjēn \
plural -s

Definition of tagine

: a slow-simmered stew of northwestern Africa traditionally cooked in a covered earthenware pot also : the pot in which tagine is cooked

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History and Etymology for tagine

dialect Arabic (Maghreb) ṭažin, from Arabic ṭājin frying pan, shallow earthenware pot, from Middle Greek tagēnon pan, from Greek

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“Tagine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagine. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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